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FIRST ON KHQ.COM: Teddy Bear Hung By Noose Throughout Mead High School Removed Following Student Outrage

MEAD, Wash. - Some students arriving at Mead High School on Friday were a bit surprised to see bears with nooses around their neck distributed throughout the school as part of a Junior Humanities class project. 

The project was intended to communicate the harsh realities of child labor overseas specifically focusing on products that are made for Valentine's Day. The picture shows a teddy bear with a noose around its neck. 

Several students reached out to KHQ disappointed in the high school as they believe this offends anyone who has been affected by suicide. They think it's inappropriate for a high school to spread this image throughout its halls despite the intentions of the class project.

Mead High School Principal Mark St. Clair agreed with those students and took down the pictures and the bears late Friday morning. St. Clair said the school did not mean to offend any students and it apologizes for any harm it may have caused.

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