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String noose at KC area high school brings outrage

PECULIAR, Mo. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union says a suburban Kansas City superintendent missed the point with the remarks he made after two white students gave a black student a noose made out of string.

Raymore-Peculiar school district Superintendent Jeff Kyle told KCTV that it would be hard to hurt anybody with the string noose and that it didn't fit his image of a large piece of rope used to hang outlaws in the Old West.

The two white students received three days of in-school suspension.

Doug Bonney of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and western Missouri told Kyle in a letter that any noose carries with it "the legacy of lynchings."

The Kansas City Star reported that the U.S Education and Justice departments are investigating how the matter was handled.

Information from: The Kansas City Star, http://www.kcstar.com

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