Stanford University has found another noose located on the campus, marking it the third time in the last three years!
Sunday evening, a noose was discovered hanging from a tree on campus near Branner Hall on the campus. Branner Hall is one of the undergraduate residence halls. In emails sent to students and staff, Stanford University officials say an investigation is in the works, NPR reports.
Once the Stanford University Department of Public Safety was notified, they immediately removed the noose and “retained it as evidence.”
“We cannot state strongly enough that a noose is a reprehensible symbol of anti-Black racism and violence that will not be tolerated on our campus,” said Vice Provosts Susie Brubaker-Cole and Patrick Dunkley in a news release.
Both Brubaker and Cole urge anyone with information on the matter to come forward and report it.
“When faced with despicable acts like this, each of us must decide whether we will have the courage to help to do all that we can to prevent actions like this from occurring at Stanford, and to support those who are the targets of such actions,” the statement added.
According to the summary from the school’s Protected Identity Harm reporting process, allegedly, the noose is from a previously used rope that was tied to a tree for a performance by a student organization used many years ago. The reporting process is a system where Stanford students can report racist and discriminatory incidents on campus.
“The ropes were never removed from the tree,” the summary says. “It was discovered that one of the ropes had been made into a noose.”
Previously, nooses or possible nooses were discovered on the campus back in July 2019 and November 2021, according to the university.
Hanging a noose is classified as a hate crime under California state law and punishable. If found guilty, you would face a $5,000 fine and a year in jail.
So, they are still doing this in 2022?
( 📸: Jeff Chiu/AP/getty)