Student finds Noose hanging in Classroom


Is racism a problem at Mosley high school? 

One parent claims it is, after an incident involving her daughter. The teenager walked into class and found a doll hanging from the ceiling by a noose.  

“That’s not something that is a joke to me. At all. It really hurts me to think about my daughter in that situation,” said the Mother of the student, Dercia Goffigan. 
A mother mortified after her child walks in to the unimaginable, a noose hanging with a baby doll inside, but that’s not all. Students joked about the noose and even placed it on her daughter. 
“They put it on her neck and tugged at it. I just cried. How could something like this happen to her,” said Goffigan. 

Goffigan says she can’t believe something like this would happen in 2018. But why was there a noose in the classroom in the first place? 
“It is a drama class. There are tons of props in the classroom, but I’m not sure why that was ever used in the past,” said Mosley High School Principal, Brian Bullock. 

The school principal was unaware of the severity of the issue, saying it was presented to him as kids joking around. 

“That’s not enough, saying they were just playing is not efficient enough for me,” said Goffigan. After seeing photos of the noose and learning more details, both Goffigan and the principal agree on one thing. 

“Racism is not appropriate anywhere,” Bullock said. Goffigan wants to see disciplinary action. She says her 15 year-old daughter should have never been exposed to such hate, especially on school grounds.

“We address all behaviors with appropriate action and we just need to get to the bottom of this before we reach a final decision,” said Bullock.

The principal of Mosley says that this type of behavior is unacceptable. They plan to further investigate the incident. 

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