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Phillipsburg High School wrestling team posing with a black dummy in noose. Credit: (LehighValleyLive.com)

Attorney: Phillipsburg High Wrestlers’ ‘Lynching’ Photo Was ‘Spontaneous,’ Meant ‘Innocently’

The picture showed seven boys in Phillipsburg wrestling attire surrounding a black wrestling dummy wearing a rival Paulsboro High School T-shirt and hanging from a noose. Two of the boys have the hoods on their sweatshirts fixed into points.

02/20/2014

Phillipsburg High School wrestling team posing with a black dummy in noose. Credit: (LehighValleyLive.com)

State Officials Investigate NJ H.S. Wrestling Team Photo That Depicts Lynching

The state Division on Civil Rights was asked to look into a photo that shows members of a high school wrestling team apparently depicting a lynching.

02/19/2014