PECULIAR — The American Civil Liberties Union says a suburban Kansas City superintendent missed the point with the remarks he made after two white students gave a black student a noose made out of string.
Raymore-Peculiar school district Superintendent Jeff Kyle told KCTV that it would be hard to hurt anybody with the string noose and that it didn't fit his image of a large piece of rope used to hang outlaws in the Old West.
The two white students received three days of in-school suspension.
Doug Bonney of the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas and western Missouri told Kyle in a letter that any noose carries with it "the legacy of lynchings."
The Kansas City Star reported that the U.S. Education and Justice departments are investigating how the matter was handled.