Police looked for clues Monday into who placed a noose on the office chair of the Abilene Christian University student body president last week.
Daniel Paul Watkins, a senior political science major from Fredricksburg, Va., found the noose on his chair Wednesday in the office he uses as head of Abilene Christian University’s Student Congress. Watkins is black.
Campus police were trying to determine whether the action constituted a hate crime, school president Royce Money said Monday. No threat was left with the noose.
Blacks make up as much as 13 percent of a student body that numbers about 4,700.
No suspects had been identified and no conclusions had been drawn as of Monday evening as to whether more than one person was involved in the incident, ACU Police Chief Jimmy Ellison said…