Intent to terrorize, indeed. And it seems that ordinary folk like us are the target of said terror.
*UPDATE (1:00 am, 2/27/10): Student who hung noose suspended. Interestingly enough however, “The California Penal Code prohibits the display of certain symbols or crosses on private or school property with the intent to terrorize a person and provides for penalties of fines and imprisonment in the county jail for violators. Effective January 1, this law is amended to further prohibit a person from hanging a noose, knowing it to be a threat to life, for the purpose of terrorizing a person, at a place of employment, as well as on private property, schools or public parks, and imposes fines of up to $5,000, imprisonment in the county jail for up to one year, or both, for a first conviction, and fines of up to $15,000 and/or imprisonment of up to one year for subsequent convictions.”
Why has her ethnicity not been identified and why was she not charged with a hate crime?