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Wynne school board expels 2 after investigation
By Associated Press
Published October 11, 2012

 

The Wynne School Board has expelled two junior varsity football players who were accused of placing a noose around the neck of a black student.

 

The board met in executive session Wednesday October 3 and decided to expel the two students for the rest of the semester. The Jonesboro Sun reports that it’s a lesser punishment than the one recommended by Superintendent Carl Easley, who supported expulsion for the rest of the school year.

 

Few details have been released about the alleged incident. Family members have said the white students placed a noose around the 14-year-old black student’s neck, but authorities have not confirmed that account.

 

More than 150 people attended the hearing. Many were angered by the board’s decision, and Wynne police were called in to calm the crowd.

 
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