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.

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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.

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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.

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