RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – Authorities have identified four students who they say hung a black teddy bear from a noose at a North Carolina high school.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports Wake County schools spokeswoman Lisa Luten said an investigation revealed that the students hung both the teddy bear, which was dressed as Santa Claus, and a sign saying “Make Wakefield Tripp again #smartlunch” from the roof at Wakefield High School in Raleigh.READ MORE: About 1,500 Still Without Power Following Sunday's Severe Storms
Students and parents said the sign referred to former principal Tripp Crayton, who is white. Current principal Malik Bazzell, who is black, replaced Crayton in 2015.READ MORE: Friends Of 15-Year-Old Shot, Killed In Brookline Say They Will Never Forget The Joy Be Brought Everyone
Luten said the school resource officer from the Raleigh Police Department is investigating whether criminal charges will be filed. In addition, the school’s football stadium and baseball field were vandalized.'Highly Intoxicated' Woman Arrested After 2-Year-Old Boy Found Walking Around Duquesne Alone In Only Underwear
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