WIGGINS, Miss. – A Mississippi community is coming together to pray after students reportedly put a noose around the neck of a black football player.
Hand-in-hand, people in Stone County prayed for peace and guidance. The high school continues to receive widespread attention regarding the allegations.
Members of the state’s chapter of the NAACP have labeled the racial climate as “tense” after the allegations.
“We just want to respond the way Jesus would respond and that’s with unconditional love, forgiveness, unity, and not lose that. Because that’s very important to us here in Wiggins,” said prayer rally organizer Mandy Reeves.
A handful of students from Stone High School came in hopes of moving forward.
Police are still investigating the incident.