Students Put Noose on Dummy, Chain Black Classmate to Locker

SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Police are investigating allegations that members of the Santa Monica High School wrestling team put a noose on a brown practice dummy, chained an African American teammate to a locker and made racial comments.

The victim found the practice dummy with a noose around its neck in the high school’s wrestling room, and then went to the locker room where he was grabbed by two white students, MSNBC reports. The students bound his pants to a locker with a cable and lock while making racial remarks, according to an account given to authorities.

The students were suspended or received other discipline while the entire wrestling team received sensitivity training.

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