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Minneapolis High School Disciplines 4 in Racial Incident

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Jan 17, 2013 at 4:33 pm

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minneapolis high school has disciplined four students after a dark-skinned doll was dangled by its neck with a piece of string.

Minneapolis Public Schools said Thursday students recorded the incident that happened last Friday at Washburn High School. Images were posted on social media sites and also caught on school security cameras.

The district says it's ``deeply disturbed'' by what it calls ``an incident of racial intolerance.''

Reports say the district will not disclose specific discipline, because of student privacy.

In a letter sent home to parents, Principal Carol Markham-Cousins said she took immediate action when she learned about the incident.

The district says staff members and community members are available to help students.

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