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White High Schoolers in Mississipi Put Noose Around Black Student’s Neck and ‘Yanked,’ NAACP Says

The black student, a sophomore football player at Stone High School in Wiggins, Miss., was in a locker room on Oct. 13 when as many as four white students tossed a rope around his neck and pulled it tight, Mississippi NAACP President Derrick Johnson said in a news conference Monday.