HARRISBURG ó A black former student is suing because he contends his southern Illinois high school didnít protect him from racially motivated acts, which he says included being left a noose with his name on it.
The federal lawsuit filed Tuesday in Benton is on behalf of Roman Moore, who graduated from Harrisburg High School last May.
The lawsuit claims principal Karen Crank and the school board knowingly allowed racially motivated acts against Moore and that officials didnít reprimand students for the noose he says was found in the high schoolís locker room a year ago.
Crankís office directed calls Wednesday to Superintendent Dennis Smith. He says he hasnít yet seen the lawsuit and deferred comment, other than to say thereís a question abou5t whether the rope was actually a noose.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.