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Student to Plead Guilty to Hanging a Noose Around Campus Statue

OXFORD, Miss.- No trial will be necessary in the case of Graeme Phillip Harris, who is expected to plead guilty to hanging a noose around the neck of the James Meredith statue on the campus of the University of Mississippi. Harris was charged with using a threat of force to intimidate African-American students and faculty at Ole Miss.

Harris is originally from Alpharetta, Georgia, and he hung an ole flag of the state of Georgia on the statue, along with the noose back in 2014. The statue of Meredith is supposed to represent integration and diversity at the university.

Harris faces up to a year in prison, and up to $100,000 in fines.

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