Allentown High School student suspended for posting racist photo after election

A student at Allentown High School was suspended for allegedly posting a racist photo on social media after the presidential election.

A student at Allentown High School was suspended for allegedly posting a racist photo on social media after the presidential election. (11/22/16)

ALLENTOWN - A Monmouth County high school student has been suspended for posting a racist photo on social media the day after Republican Donald Trump was elected president.

Allentown High School principal Constance DeNicola Embley called the situation "appalling" in a letter to parents of all students in the Upper Freehold Regional School District.

The student, who hasn't been identified, posted a picture of black students waiting in line in the school's cafeteria with the caption "Last Free Meal" on Nov. 9.

School officials have classified the incident as a form of harassment, intimidation and bullying.

More than 83 percent of Allentown High's students during the 2014-2015 school year were white.

District officials say they have notified New Jersey State Police that a bias incident took place.

The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.

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