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Princeton City Schools responds after 'insensitive' photo of hanging doll shared online

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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

The Princeton City School District is responding after a photo of an African American doll hanging by its neck from a student's desk circulated on social media.

The photo was taken in an Advanced Placement Statistics class and eventually posted to social media.

"A student used classroom materials in an insensitive and inappropriate fashion after the lesson was complete," reads a statement from the district.

The district's superintendent, Thomas S. Tucker, said the class was studying time and distance, and one of the examples was bungee jumping. Though the photo does not not appear to show the rubber band to be wrapped around the doll's feet, Tucker said there was no malice intended.

"A student made a poor choice in taking the rubber band that should have been tied around the feet of the doll and tied it around the neck of the doll," Tucker said.

The district statement continues: "We have addressed our concerns with the individuals involved."

Read Tucker's full statement below:

Yesterday during an Advance Placement Statistics class, a student used classroom materials in an insensitive and inappropriate fashion after the lesson was complete.  At Princeton City Schools we care about our students and encourage a positive learning environment that is focused on empowering students for college, career and life success. 

The actions taken by the individual student do not reflect the great values of respect for all learners in our community, and we have addressed our concerns with the individuals involved.  We feel this is an isolated situation that has been dealt with and are now ready to continue the great learning that takes place in our schools on a daily basis.

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