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A New York school district says it has taken “appropriate action” in response to a classroom display that labeled nooses as “back to school necklaces.”
A photo was shared on social media last week, showing part of the classroom display at Long Island’s Roosevelt Middle School, which also has stickers reading “Ha Ha” and “#YES.”
In a statement on its website, the Roosevelt School District said it became aware of the incident last week and “immediately” launched an investigation.
The article goes on to state the following:
NBC News reported Saturday that the district released a separate statement saying that an “isolated group of teachers” was involved.
Arthur Mackey, a local pastor who posted the photo to Facebook, told NBC News that a teacher at the school sent him the photo and that he separately confirmed its authenticity with other teachers before contacting school officials.
My statement on reports of “noose photos” labeled “back to school necklaces” by teachers in Roosevelt Middle School. A clear message needs to be sent that there is simply no place in our schools and in our society for this type of racist, hateful & insensitive imagery @WeAreRUFSD pic.twitter.com/UsLKpvJd5d
— Laura Gillen (@LauraAGillen) February 11, 2019
Long Island school district says it is taking “appropriate action” against teachers at a middle school for the display of “racially offensive images” featuring nooses in a classroom. https://t.co/73U0wcPvBO
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 11, 2019
Teachers at a Long Island district have caused outrage for creating noose photos labeled “back to school necklaces.”
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 11, 2019
RT CNN “A Long Island school district is investigating reports that a picture of nooses labeled “back to school necklaces” was displayed in a middle school classroom https://t.co/knvLDe1HHy pic.twitter.com/pEjfb9v15O“
— Anton Ehrola / Karppinen (@antonkarpp) February 11, 2019
The district says it launched an investigation and “appropriate action” was taken. https://t.co/WoPmLWHrn6
— News12LI (@News12LI) February 10, 2019
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