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I am sorry to hear this.
You might ask the college to have someone dust the notes for fingerprints sine if you never youched them, your prints will not be there and that would be pretty good proof that you never even touched the notes. Fingerprints are stronger evidence than handwriting analysis.
Please let me know if there is any reason that would not work.
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You should not lie or change your story. If they were not your notes, maybe you could show them your real notes to show that what they found was not in your handwriting.