The appearance of a troubling photograph has spurred an investigation at a New Jersey high school.
According to the Warren Reporter, the image depicts seven males believed to be Phillipsburg High School students—reportedly members of the wrestling team—posing with a black wrestling dummy as it hangs from the ceiling by rope. Two of the boys sport hoodies that are fashioned into points.
School Superintendent George Chando was unable to confirm whether the image was taken on school property. However, he did say that the school district had only learned of the photograph recently. "This is a student matter that is currently under investigation and upon conclusion of the investigation, the district will take those actions necessary and allowable with law and district policies," he explained via email.
The Express-Times adds that Phillipsburgh High School wrestling coach Dave Post declined to elaborate on the matter. "I cannot comment on the situation, other than to say it is a private student matter that's currently under investigation," Post said.