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Apology issued over ribbons showing hanged mascot

Updated: August 19, 2019 07:00 AM

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."

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p>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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