Stanford University Launches Investigation After Noose Found on Campus

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Stanford University officials are investigating after finding a noose hanging from a bush on campus.

Counselors from a summer camp found the noose by their dorm on campus on July 12, public safety told KNTV. Cheron Perkins, an advisor from the program, told the news station that she had never seen a noose before, and it scared her. 

“My immediate thought was nothing but fear because I’d never seen a noose,” Perkins told the news station. “I was just distraught. I got on Southwest and started looking for a plane ticket.”

Perkins, a medical student at the university, said that many students in the summer camp program are in high school and are minorities. The advisor told KNTV that she felt like the noose was a message directly to them. 

The university has named the incident a “suspicious circumstance,” but it…

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