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More trouble for prankster students

October 9, 2002

Valdosta - The U.S. Department of Justice has been called in to help investigate the doll lynching that occurred last week at Lowndes High School.

Last Thursday, three Lowndes High students painted several Barbie dolls black and hung them from a tree near the campus's front entrance. School Board officials say the FBI has labeled the act as a hate crime and referred the case to the U.S. Department of Justice. They will now decide whether the students should be prosecuted.

And more school punishment has been issued. The students were scheduled to return to school tomorrow, but instead, they will be moved to the county alternative school to finish the semester.

Superintendent Steve Smith says he hopes the extra punishment will send the message to students that this behavior will not be tolerated.

"According to our code of conduct, the proper punishment was observed with the five day suspension," said Smith. "But we hope that with the extra punishment we've handed out, it will help the entire high school, including the students who committed the act, move past this."

The students involved in the lynching were all white males, one junior and two freshmen.

posted at 3:00 by ashley.harper@walb.com

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