Noose found in park next to Bridlemile Elementary School

Bridlemile Elementary School in Southwest Portland as seen on their website.

A police investigation is under way after a noose was found on a fence behind the backstop of a baseball diamond in a park next to Bridlemile Elementary School in Southwest Portland, school officials confirmed to KOIN 6 News.

When school administrators learned about the noose, they put into place the district's response to hate protocols, reported it to the city of Portland and the Portland Police Bureau, Regional Superintendent Esther Omogbehin said in a letter to parents.