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Noose Found Near Stanford University Student Residence

The investigation into the noose, which is currently labeled a "suspicious circumstance," could be upgraded to a hate crime investigation.
Noose Found Near Stanford University Student Residence
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Stanford University is investigating after a noose was found hanging from a tall bush near a campus residence.

According to CNN, Standford Department of Public Safety deputies found the long white rope over the weekend, near a residence housing for summer students.

Currently, the incident is being investigated as a “suspicious circumstance,” but could be treated as a hate crime as more evidence is gathered.

“We feel it is important to state that a noose is recognized as a symbol of violence and racism directed against African American peoples. Such a symbol has no place on our campus,” the university said according to CNN.