Do you ever get the sense that some college students think they’re living in 1940? Who looks at shoelaces and sees a noose?

The New York Daily News reports:

Noose reported outside Michigan State University student’s dorm turns out to be shoelaces

What was perceived to be a noose found outside a Michigan State University student’s dorm Wednesday morning turned out to be leather shoelaces, school officials said.

Campus police began investigating the incident after a student reported that she discovered a noose hanging outside of her dorm room, MSU President Lou Anna Simon initially said in a statement.

School officials determined that the object found in Holden Hall wasn’t a noose, but instead packaged leather shoelaces, MSU spokesman Jason Cody said.

They tracked down the student who had lost both shoelaces, which were “packaged in a way that someone could perceive them to look similar to a noose,” Cody said in a statement.

That student lives on the same residence hall as the student who originally reported the incident, he said.

The shoelaces were first found on a hallway floor. Police believe someone picked them up and then placed them on a stairwell door handle, according to the statement.

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