According to reports, a university contractor has been fired after a North Carolina A&T employee found a noose on Tuesday hanging in the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. The facility is shared with the University of North Carolina Greensboro and the contractor referred to the noose as a joke. The chancellor of the HBCU, Harold Martin, Sr. stated that the contractor will no longer be allowed to work for NC A&T, UNC-G, or Gateway Research Park ever again. He also referred to the event as “disturbing” and said, “such actions have no place at the university or in society.”
The contractor’s name and information has not yet been identified.