UPDATE: Two suspended in connection to Caesar Rodney mascot photo investigation

WYOMING, Del. - On Thursday,  officials say two people are suspended in connection with the Caesar Rodney School District investigation of a photo of their mascot including a racial slur.

The Caesar Rodney School District says on Thursday, that two students have been identified and suspended in connection to the investigation of a photo with the school's mascot holding up a racial slur were found circulating on social media. Officials say on Wednesday evening, they became aware of the photo going around on social media. According to school officials, the students will face disciplinary action up to and including expulsion.

"While the act of these individuals was reprehensible and will not be tolerated, I wish to commend our students and our community for their support during this challenging time," says Superintendent Dr. K Kevin Fitzgerald.

In a statement, the Delaware Department of Justice says, "This type of conduct is abhorrent and the school should certainly pursue disciplinary action. Based upon information presented to the Delaware Department of Justice today, there is insufficient evidence to pursue criminal charges at this time.  DOJ will assess the results of the full investigation, including police reports and interviews, and any additional evidence that may be gathered before reaching a final conclusion on charging.

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