Detroit-area student admits placing noose in school bathroom

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — The superintendent of a suburban Detroit school district says a student has admitted to placing a noose in the boys’ bathroom.

Royal Oak Superintendent Shawn Lewis-Lakin says the student has been removed from Royal Oak Middle School “until further notice.” He says police are investigating.

The noose was found Friday.

It’s the same school where a group of students shouted “build the wall,” the day after Donald Trump was elected president. The chant was an apparent reference to Trump’s call for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. Video of the Nov. 9 chant in the cafeteria was widely viewed on social media.

In a statement Sunday, the superintendent says he will meet with students to reinforce “strict policies on intimidation, threats, harassment and bullying.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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