Washburn High students hung black doll from neck in school stairwell [IMAGE]

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This prank may culminate in a Neo-Nazi rally at Washburn later this afternoon.
:::: UPDATE :::: Washburn High parent concerned black doll incident could lead to racial violence [INTERVIEW]

A handful of Washburn High School students were disciplined after a black doll was found hanging from a noose in a school stairwell on January 11.

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The Independent Business News Network's Don Allen reports that three students were suspended for one day (January 18 update: Though the school still hasn't publicly disclosed the punishments, it appears four students were suspended for as many as four days and one student may have been expelled.) But  the most interesting part of Allen's post pertains to how a white pride group plans to respond to the suspensions.

From IBNN:
Today, January 17th at 4:30 p.m. - a community "open" meeting will be held at Washburn High School located at 201 W 49th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55419...

The Lincoln Brigade of the Republican Party from Springfield, Illinois has alerted IBNN NEWS that a Neo-Nazis organization from southern Minnesota is organizing in support of "white" rights and will attend tonight's meeting at Washburn High School in Minneapolis...

The Minnesota Alliance of Black School Educators (MABSE), invites every black organization including the Minneapolis Urban League, NAACP, Student African American Brotherhood & Sisterhood, Black Man Stand Up Movement, AME and other black student groups are encouraged to attend this meeting about race, racism and how in 2013 this could happen.
The Star Tribune reports that students distributed images of the hanging doll via social media. Security cameras also captured footage of the incident.

Ron Edwards -- the same African-American community activist who accused the Timberwolves of stuffing their roster with white players in hopes of selling tickets to white fans -- told the Strib the hanging doll incident is "causing things to reach a very dangerous level."

Washburn High School Principal Carol Markham-Cousins wrote a letter to parents denouncing the behavior of the students. Click to page two to read it in its entirety.

:::: UPDATE ::::

2:40 p.m. -- David Brauer reports that the community meeting discussed by Don Allen is a bunch of baloney:

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