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Photo: Noose Found On DePaul's Lincoln Park Campus

By Mae Rice in News on May 27, 2016 3:14PM

Photo via Facebook

A noose was found on DePaul University's North Side campus on Thursday afternoon. The school is investigating the situation.

“Late this afternoon we received multiple reports that a noose—a horrific symbol of racist intimidation—was found on the Lincoln Park campus," the school said in a statement. “Those found to be responsible will be held accountable."

Students told WGN that the noose was found hanging in the entrance to Sanctuary Hall (2358 N. Sheffield Ave.), a campus dorm.

A photo of the fallen noose has been circulating online. This tweet of the photo, one of many, appears to be from a DePaul student:

This is the second racially-charged incident on DePaul's campus this week. Earlier in the week, a student defaced the sidewalk in DePaul's quad with the messages "Trump 2016" and "Fuck Mexico," the school said in a statement on Tuesday."This was not written in chalk, but rather a paint-like substance that was difficult to remove," the school reported.

"This slur against Mexicans goes against everything DePaul stands for," the university's president, Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneide, said in a statement shared on Facebook. "We will work to identify the individual, file charges with the police, and bring the university's disciplinary process to bear."

DePaul is one of the largest Catholic universities in the nation. DePaul's Public Relations department could not be immediately reached for comment.