View Full Version : Police: 'Noose' found in Michigan State dorm was a shoelace

10-08-2017, 06:18 PM
An item found on a stairwell door handle in a Michigan State University residence hall and initially believed to be a noose was, in fact, a shoelace, MSU police say.

MSU President Lou Anna Simon released a statement Wednesday morning condemning what appeared to be an instance of racial intimidation and saying, in part, that "No Spartan should ever feel targeted based on their race, or other ways in which they identify."

By Wednesday afternoon, after further investigation, the university offered a different account of what had happened.

A matching packaged shoelace was found outside Holden Hall, the residence hall where the incident was reported, MSU spokesman Jason Cody said in a news release.

MSU police spoke with the student who lost both shoelaces which "are packaged in a way that someone could perceive them to look similar to a noose," Cody said


Note that the third step in tying a Trilene knot for fishing looks like a noose.


10-09-2017, 10:04 AM
If they were hanging a store dummy wearing blue and gold from a tree on campus with an actual noose, everyone would have raised their glasses.

MSU is the ultimate party school of the Midwest.