A noose found hanging from a tall bush near a student residence at Stanford University is being investigated, according to CNN.
The female student who first shared the photo of the noose on campus tweeted:
Last night I saw this on @Stanford campus omw to my dorm. It took the Stanford police over an hour to respond to the situation. I also called the 911 operator and was told “this isn’t an emergency.” I don’t know how to feel rn but I’m definitely concerned and want justice. pic.twitter.com/EeJP0AlC3k
— Dr. Joce Girl (@CheronTiana_) July 13, 2019
In a statement, Stanford University responded to the situation stating, “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,”