Doll found hanging by noose at Wakefield High School


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – The principal of Wakefield High School in Raleigh sent a letter to parents Tuesday morning after a doll was found hanging by its neck from one of the school’s buildings.

Principal Malik Bazzell said the doll was removed but had been seen by students and staff.

A photo of the doll is being circulated on social media.

Bazzell said the act could be part of a senior prank, but he wrote: “It is in no way funny. It is not a prank.

“This, along with the acts of vandalism that occurred in the stadium and the baseball field will not be tolerated.”

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Bazzell said criminal charges are being sought in connection with the vandalism.

Read Bazzell’s full letter to parents

The school’s Black Student Union is meeting Wednesday “for anyone who needs a safe space to discuss this or anyone who wants to say something.”

CBS North Carolina will update this story as it develops.

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