Parents outraged by noose photo displayed in middle school classroom

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The Roosevelt School District says "appropriate action" has been taken against three teachers at Roosevelt Middle School for a racially offensive photo that was displayed in a classroom.

The photo appeared to show two nooses that were labeled "back to school necklaces." The image was apparently part of a larger collage of other photos on display in a classroom.

Parents who spoke with News 12 expressed outrage.

In a statement, the district says, "The Roosevelt School District is aware of the inappropriate conduct at the Roosevelt Middle School. The Board of Education was made aware of this incident on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, an investigation was immediately initiated and appropriate action taken. The Board of Education has zero tolerance for the display of racially offensive images."

District administrators were unable to comment further on the issue, telling News 12 that it's a personnel matter. It's not clear what action was taken against those involved.

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