PASADENA, Md. — Nooses were found at two Maryland high schools on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr.
The Capital reports that Gov. Larry Hogan cited one of those incidents in a tweet Thursday, condemning the actions of a Chesapeake High School student who brought a noose and Confederate flag to school Wednesday. Hogan tweeted that “kind of garbage has no place in Maryland,” a sentiment echoed by his opponent in the 2014 race for governor, U.S. Rep. Anthony Brown.
The noose and flag follow a recent series of racial slurs and threats made at the school.
On Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Worcester County Public Schools’ Carrie Sterrs told The Daily Times a noose was found in the boys bathroom at Stephen Decatur High School.