The NAACP is calling for a federal investigation following an incident at Stone County High School in Wiggins, Mississippi.
A black high school student said he was attacked by several white students before football practice on Oct. 13. The white students reportedly placed a noose around the black student’s neck and “yanked backward,” according to a report at ESPN.com. John Feaster, the football coach at Stone County, told ESPN.com only one individual was involved in the incident — not a group — and that player is no longer with the team.
However, Derrick Johnson, who is the president of the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP, said no disciplinary action has been taken against the students responsible.
The principal at Stone County and representatives from the school district declined to comment, but Feaster told ESPN it’s “sad” there are still things like this happening in 2016.
“”Trust me. I understand. I?m an African-American male and I was born and raised in Mississippi,” Feaster said. “It?s sad that something like this happens in 2016. I just pray we can get it together.”