Wis. school to allow 2 suspended athletes to play

  • Associated Press
  • January 17, 2014 - 3:50 PM

SHEBOYGAN FALLS, Wis. — Sheboygan Falls High School will allow two boys' basketball players suspended for their hand signs in a photo to play in Friday night's game against rival Plymouth.

Brothers Jordan and Juwaun Jackson were initially suspended after the photo ran in a local paper. Though the boys say they were simply demonstrating a popular hand signal for a successful 3-point shot duplicated by many famous players, others thought they were instead displaying gang signs.

WTMJ-TV ( ) reports the high school stood by the decision Thursday, but on Friday announced the boys would be granted a closed-session appeal hearing.

The ACLU of Wisconsin says it will investigate whether or not Sheboygan Falls High School is complying with state and federal guidelines that prevent unfair discipline.

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