Police Investigate Possible Hate Crime At Aberdeen High School


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ABERDEEN - The Aberdeen Police Department and Harford County Public Schools are investigating a potential hate crime at Aberdeen High School.

According to police, the Aberdeen High School resource officer was notified about a piece of rope tied to represent a noose attached to a teacher's whiteboard around 7 a.m. on Friday.

Police said that the noose was placed in a teacher's classroom who had been away for two days. There were also three messages written on the whiteboard. Police said that the messages appeared to be from three different authors.

The Harford County Public Schools Office of Safety and Security, along with the Aberdeen Police Department, are investigating the incident.

The school released a statement to parents, saying one of the statements appears to be racially motivated.

"We are appalled and deeply saddened that someone brought this noose into our building," the statement said. "We are equally disgusted with one particular statement written on the whiteboard that appears to be racially motivated. We are continuing a thorough investigation of the situation, and disciplinary action will be taken."

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