Bus Incident: Tech's Official Statement

Texas Tech University released an official statement today concerning the incident to a Texas A&M bus over the weekend.

On Saturday there was a statement sent out that the Texas A&M buses had been vandalized outside the Holiday Inn hotel the team was staying at while in Lubbock

But now after a full investigation, what was originally reported was not entirely true.

This is the official statement from Texas Tech University concerning the incident that happened over the weekend to a Texas A&M bus.

Statement from Texas Tech University:

Many of you are aware of a tweet from a Texas A&M official that their team buses were spray painted and animal feces were spread inside of the buses early Saturday morning.  The clear implication of the tweet was that this was the responsibility of Texas Tech fans or students. Texas Tech has conducted an investigation regarding this allegation, and has discovered the following: 

  The buses were not spray painted. Instead, washable shoe polish was used on the windows of one of the buses.

  No feces were found either in or on the buses.  Fish bait was dropped onto the floor of one of the buses.

  The alleged "vandalism" was cleaned by the bus drivers and Holiday Inn staff before it was seen by the A&M official who tweeted the information.

While incidents such as the ones alleged are inappropriate and strongly condemned by Texas Tech, it is no less wrong to condemn the entirety of our university, students and supporters by posting inaccurate information on the internet for the purpose of sensationalizing the actions of one or a very few. We are disturbed by the careless use of social media to share these inaccuracies.

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