Noose Discovered Near Alameda High School
Hate and bigotry have reared their ugly heads yet again in Alameda: the broken windows at Temple Israel and flyers with hate messages on Sherman Street have now been joined by a noose lying on the sidewalk near a fence at Alameda High School (AHS).
About 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6, administrators at AHS reported the discovery of a noose near the school property fence. Alameda Police Department (APD) Lt. Hoshmand Durani said that when officers arrived they discovered a noose fashioned from a portion of a thin black nylon rope being used to attach a privacy screen to the fence.
According to Durani, A portion of the rope, roughly four feet long, was pulled from the fence, tied into a noose-like knot and left on the ground. APD is investigating the noose as a hate crime, Durani said.
The school district notified parents less than an hour after the discovery.