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Monday September 23rd, 2019 3:51AM

Apology issued over ribbons showing hanged mascot

By The Associated Press

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school board has apologized over ribbons distributed prior to a football scrimmage this month that showed the opposing school's mascot hanged by a noose.

News outlets report the Henry County Board of Education posted a Facebook statement Friday that said the message was "unintentional."

The ribbons distributed by Locust Grove High School show the hanged McDonough High School's Warhawks struggling with a noose and the words "Hang The War Hawks" surrounding the image.

The district says school administrators didn't approve the ribbon and have collected those that were distributed.

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