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Edina school officials: Student admits to hanging noose, police send charges to county attorney

EDINA, Minn. – Officials with Edina Public Schools say a student has admitted to hanging a noose last month at the city’s community center — and police have submitted charging documents to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office.

The noose was discovered on the morning of July 26, dangling from the roof of one of the community center’s courtyards. The incident sparked the condemnation of Edina Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Stacie Stanley, and led to an anti-hate rally in the city.

“We stand against racism and condemn hate. These events are painful, not only for those targeted, but also for everyone in our community who values diversity and inclusion and is working towards change,” Stanley wrote in a letter to parents.

District officials announced Tuesday that the three students involved — all minors — were questioned by police, and one of the students admitted to making and hanging the noose. Officials will not identify the students due to their ages.

“The district will always take appropriate disciplinary and other actions when there are threats to staff or student psychological or physical safety,” wrote district officials.

Officials also said the district has approved new student conduct and discipline standards for the student handbook.


Source: CBS Minnesota

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