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School probes noose hazing accusations

Two junior varsity football players at an east Arkansas school face expulsion after allegations that they put a noose around another student's neck.

WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — Two junior varsity football players at an east Arkansas school face expulsion after allegations that they put a noose around another student's neck.

Wynne Superintendent Carl Easley says the school board will consider Wednesday whether to expel the two white boys whom relatives of a 14-year-old black student at Wynne High School accuse in the Sept. 24 incident.

Easley says five students have already been suspended. He declined further comment.

Family members of the black student told Memphis television station WMC (http://is.gd/nsyhSV ) that the white students tied a noose around the boy's neck before practice last week. Authorities have not confirmed the family's account.

Police in Wynne say no one was injured and that an investigation shows no criminal activity took place.


 

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