Black doll found hanging at Canisius College in Buffalo

Posted at 12:43 PM, Nov 09, 2016

Students at Canisius College in Buffalo are outraged after a black doll with a noose around its neck was discovered in an elevator on campus.

School leaders and campus police were notified about the doll in Frisch Hall, on Tuesday night.
7 Eyewitness News talked to several students on campus on Wednesday. Many of those Canisius students say they are hurt and angry at this act.

A black male student-athelete told us he's considering leaving the college. He said he has experienced other racial related incidents at Canisius, since enrolling. The student government organization is planning to address the incident and the lack of racial diversity on campus.

In a statement, Canisius College President, John Hurley called the act despicable. He also said Canisius is investigating the incident and whoever did this will be held responsible.

"We should also keep perspective and not paint the entire campus community with a broad brush over the stupid act of one or a few individuals," Hurley said.

Several black students  said they believe these type of incidents will only get worse as President-Elect, Donald Trump takes office.

Students are planning a discussion on campus for Wednesday night.

According to, 6.9 percent of Canisius student body are African-Americans, and 71.9 percent are white.