Noose hung at Bosque

Joseph Kamin, Sports Editor


Photo Courtest of: Tarleton BLM Twitter

Last night, a noose was found  hanging outside of the Bosque Crossing Apartments. This morning, the Tarleton State University Police Department was called to the apartment complex to investigate the incident.

It is unclear if there was a racial motive in the rope being hung.

The only witness to the incident the night before was Tarleton student Chardae Murray. Murray  tweeted that she witnessed an individual hang a noose outside of her apartment building.

According to Dr. Mike Leese, Associate Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students, “If a student was involved in the incident, they would face a disciplinary hearing to discover the motivation for the incident.”

Tarleton Police Department is currently investigating. According to Matt Welch, Chief of Police, “If the people involved in the incident were identified, they would face a ticket for criminal mischief.”

Tarleton is currently investigating the incident as well, however, the area where the noose was hung was not under video surveillance.

“We take this matter very seriously and are investigating the incident,” said Harry Battson Assistant Vice President of Marketing & Communications. “While it did not occur on campus, this display is inconsistent with Tarleton’s core values –  which include civility, integrity and excellence – and has no place in our community.”

Any individual with information is encouraged to bring information the Tarleton Police Department or to the Division of Student Life.