Duke University Says Student Has Admitted to Hanging Noose in Tree and is No Longer on Campus

This photo provided by Henry Washington shows a rope noose hung from a tree Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Durham, N.C. Duke University officials are trying to determine who hung the noose, what the president of the elite Southern school described as a vicious symbol in a region where lynchings were once used to terrorize black residents. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Henry Washington)
This photo provided by Henry Washington shows a rope noose hung from a tree Wednesday, April 1, 2015, in Durham, N.C. Duke University officials are trying to determine who hung the noose, what the president of the elite Southern school described as a vicious symbol in a region where lynchings were once used to terrorize black residents. (PHOTO CREDIT: AP Photo/Henry Washington)

A student has admitted hanging a noose from a tree on campus, Duke University officials said Thursday afternoon.

The student, an undergraduate whom officials declined to identify because of federal privacy laws, is no longer on campus.

“The student will be subject to Duke’s student conduct process,” school officials announced in a statement. “The university continues to review the circumstances of the incident to determine if additional individuals were involved.

“Duke continues to coordinate with state and federal officials about potential criminal violations.”

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SOURCE: The Washington Post, Susan Svrluga

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