Worker reports finding noose at Shelby County Schools facility

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The Teaching and Learning Academy on Union Avenue.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis police were called to the Teaching and Learning Academy over the weekend after a staff member reported finding a noose inside the building.

According to MPD, the person came into work early Saturday morning to find a rope had been tied into the shape of a noose and tossed over the side of a handrail in the back of the building.

The Teaching and Learning Academy, located in the 2400 block of Union Avenue, is where Shelby County Schools hold professional development opportunities for its staff.

Shelby County Schools released a statement saying, “The District takes any forms of threat, harassment or intimidation very seriously. In the event this incident is found to have malicious intent, Shelby County Schools is committed to taking immediate action to ensure employee safety.”

An investigation is currently underway.

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