District Officials Say ‘consequences Were Enacted' After Noose Hung at Weatherford High

Admnistrators say "consequences were enacted" after a noose was hung from a staircase at Weatherford High School last month - an incident that came to light in a photo posted Wednesday on social media.But some parents say they're not satisfied with how Weatherford School District officials handled the situation, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported."There are a lot of us that, this scares the hell out of us," said Karen Smith, an 11-year Weatherford resident. "This is not funny. We have an all-white school board. They don't get it. It doesn't affect them, so they think it's child's play."The photo, which Smith said was posted on Facebook, showed the noose hanging from an upper level of the high school, outside the auditorium.On Wednesday, the district responded by issuing a statement on its website."Weatherford ISD is aware of a photo of an inappropriate incident that was posted on social media today," it read. "... This photo is from an incident that occurred in early December. The student that was involved was immediately identified and consequences were enacted according to the WISD code of conduct."Smith said her son, a former Weatherford High student who is biracial, told her as a sophomore that he no longer felt safe attending the school, so she transferred him to a school in Euless."I dealt with the racism that goes on here," she told the newspaper. "There are just no consequences at all. Weatherford has been known for pushing things under the rug; they don't want bad press. They don't want anyone to know this happens at their school."Smith said the offending student was given an in-school suspension, calling the punishment "a slap on the wrist."  Continue reading...

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