Apparent noose found in bathroom of suburban Detroit school

ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) " Something resembling a noose has been found hanging from a bathroom stall at the same Detroit-area school where a group of students shouted "build the wall" the day after Republican Donald Trump was elected president.

District Superintendent Shawn Lewis-Lakin says administrators at Royal Oak Middle School found the apparent noose Friday afternoon while investigating a commotion at a boys' restroom.

Lewis-Lakin says the district and Royal Oak police are investigating the incident.

Video of the Nov. 9 chant in the school's cafeteria was widely viewed on social media. The chant was an apparent reference to Trump's call for a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. It's not clear whether students were targeting other students.

Reports of violence and threats toward ethnic minorities have increased since Trump was elected.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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