NAPERVILLE, Ill. — A noose found at a middle school in Naperville has prompted a police investigation.

The Naperville Police Department launched the investigation after a faculty member at Scullen Middle School found it and reported it to police.

It’s not yet clear when or where at the school it was found.

Naperville police said they are working with Indian Prairie School District 204.

The investigation is in the “early stages,” police said.

Scullen Middle School released the following statement on the incident:

On Thursday, April 27, a noose was found in a tree on the property of Scullen Middle School. School administrators contacted the Naperville Police Department, and they are investigating. At this time, there is no evidence to indicate that any students at the school were responsible; therefore, we do not know the origin of the object. Indian Prairie School District takes these matters seriously, and we will continue to collaborate with the police on this matter.  

Scullen Middle School