From daily The Morning Star in Britain:
United States: Black student has noose placed around his neck
Wednesday 26th October 2016
ANTI-RACISTS in Mississippi are demanding a federal hate crime investigation after a black student had a noose put around his neck by four white students.
“No child should be walking down the hall or in a locker room and be accosted with a noose around their neck,” civil rights body NAACP president Derrick Johnson told a news conference on Monday.
“This is 2016, not 1916. This is America. This is a place where children should go to school and feel safe in their environment.”
The NAACP said that the incident had happened during a break in football practice and that the noose had been “yanked backward” while on the student’s neck.
Police Captain Ray Boggs said that officials believe something close to what the NAACP described did happen but he’s still investigating.
He said that everyone involved is younger than 17 and he expects any charges to be filed in youth court, where records are closed to the public.