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Duke Student Admits Responsibility for Noose Incident, Authorities Say

An investigation by Duke University Police and the school’s Office of Student Affairs has resulted in the identification of a Duke student who has admitted being responsible for placing a noose in a tree on the Duke campus Wednesday.

The student is no longer on campus.

The individual’s name and other identifying details will not be released consistent with federal law (FERPA) that protects the privacy of educational records.

The student will be subject to Duke’s student conduct process. 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.