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02/07/2012 01:24 pm ET

University of Wisconsin-Parkside Hit List Was A Hoax, Police Say (VIDEO)

A 21-year-old junior at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside has admitted she created a hit list that targeted about a dozen African-American students on campus.

The student, identified as Khalilah Ford, reportedly created the list because she felt two recent incidents involving nooses made from rubber bands weren't being taken seriously, according to Milwaukee's FOX 6.

The hit list contained the names of several students, including Ford's, with a note stating the students were going to die.

But police became skeptical when they noted Ford's was the only name on the list that was spelled correctly, FOX 6 reports.

Ford has withdrawn from school, though no charges have yet been filed.

If prosecutors decide to file charges, Ford may be indicted for disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer, the Journal Times reports.

According to police, Ford said she did not create the nooses, only the list.

Crystal Sims of the Black Student Union said she was angry about the incidents that took place on the UW-Parkside campus.

"I believe it's extremely pathetic for someone to terrify their student body in such a matter because it is something serious," Sims told WTMJ.

Although some students remain upset about the matter, others said they were relieved to learn there was never a credible threat.

"Once everyone found out that it was a hoax, and it was just a girl trying to get attention, I think everyone kind of just relaxed a little bit," freshman Katelynn Hansen told WISN in an on-camera interview.

The chain of events ignited discussion and meetings about hate crimes at the university last week.

For more on the story, watch the video report by Milwaukee's FOX 6 News above.

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