Duke University Investigates Noose Found Hanging From a Tree on Campus

Probe into who hung the noose amid reports that a female student was harassed by white men who sang a racist song.
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Transcript for Duke University Investigates Noose Found Hanging From a Tree on Campus
an ef-2 tornado. Tonight, a major investigation under way at one of the nation's top universities, duke. After a chilling discovery on campus today. A noose hanging from a tree, it comes just weeks after something else disturbing on that campus, as well. ABC's linsey Davis on the story tonight. Reporter: Amid the stately buildings of this elite university, tonight, an ugly reminder of racism. A noose, discovered early this morning, hanging from a tree outside duke university's student center. This evening, on campus, a protest. We are not afraid. We stand together. Reporter: Duke's vice president of student affairs calling the incident "Cowardly acts of bias," saying he "Can't begin to describe" his disgust and anger. It comes just weeks after an african American duke student claimed a group of white men harassed her with a racist song. One black student, speaking in shadow, describes an increasingly hostile environment. Right now, our peers do not feel pressure to accept us. They tolerate us, but they don't feel like they have to accept us. Reporter: Another tweeting, "I've never felt as unsafe here at duke as I have the last few weeks." Duke, just the latest college rock bid ray racism. The university of Oklahoma still reeling from that fraternity chant, which apparently spread far beyond just Oklahoma. Tonight, duke has set up a support group for students and launched an investigation into who hung that noose. Anyone with any information is being urged to come forward, David. Call the authorities. Linsey, thank you.

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