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Posted at 1:11 PM ET, 10/ 1/2010

Georgetown U: It was a rope, not a noose

By Washington Post editors

Georgetown University officials now say that the "loose hanging rope" found hanging from a pipe in a locked utility room this week was not left there to resemble a noose.

Julie Green Bataille, chief university spokeswoman, tells reporter Daniel de Vise that it's now believed the coiled rope found was "for climbing activity," and used by students horsing around in the utility tunnels that run beneath campus. Not exactly legal -- but not a hate crime.

Read more on College Inc.

Possible noose found at Georgetown U
11:11 a.m.
Georgetown University employees discovered a "possible noose" hanging in a locked room in a basement on campus earlier this week, according to a report in The Hoya student newspaper.

The report says racist graffiti was also found in a sub-basement of Healy Hall.

Stay with for more on this story.

-- Daniel de Vise

By Washington Post editors  | October 1, 2010; 1:11 PM ET
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This is exactlly what continues to fuel the hatred and racism in this country. The media jumps on band wagons that have no wheels.Why post a story before the truth is known..Come on people we have enough problems in this world GET IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!

Posted by: jgodfrey1 | October 1, 2010 2:33 PM | Report abuse

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