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Mom: Son shook in fear after schoolmates put noose on him

  • Stacey Payton, center, and Hollis Payton, right, the parents of a high school student, walk with supporters, in front of the Stone County Courthouse in Wiggins, Miss., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Johnson is demanding a federal investigation after the parents said four white students put a noose around their son's neck at school. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

    Stacey Payton, center, and Hollis Payton, right, the parents of a high school student, walk with supporters, in front of the Stone County Courthouse in Wiggins, Miss., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Johnson is demanding a federal investigation after the parents said four white students put a noose around their son's neck at school. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Derrick Johnson, left, president of the Mississippi NAACP, left, talks to Stacey Payton, center, with Hollis Payton, behind her, parents of a high school student, in front of the Stone County Courthouse in Wiggins, Miss., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Johnson is demanding a federal investigation after the parents said four white students put a noose around their son's neck at school. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

    Derrick Johnson, left, president of the Mississippi NAACP, left, talks to Stacey Payton, center, with Hollis Payton, behind her, parents of a high school student, in front of the Stone County Courthouse in Wiggins, Miss., Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. Johnson is demanding a federal investigation after the parents said four white students put a noose around their son's neck at school. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)  (The Associated Press)

  • Stone County High School in Wiggins, Miss., is seen Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The state NAACP says white students at Stone County High School threw a noose around the neck of a black student and "yanked backward".  Ayana Kinnel, spokeswoman for the civil-rights group, says Monday that the incident took place the afternoon of Oct. 13 at the Stone County High School field house in Wiggins. The civil-rights group is calling on the school to expel the white students. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

    Stone County High School in Wiggins, Miss., is seen Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. The state NAACP says white students at Stone County High School threw a noose around the neck of a black student and "yanked backward". Ayana Kinnel, spokeswoman for the civil-rights group, says Monday that the incident took place the afternoon of Oct. 13 at the Stone County High School field house in Wiggins. The civil-rights group is calling on the school to expel the white students. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)  (The Associated Press)

A black mother in Mississippi says her 15-year-old son was shaking in fear when he described white schoolmates putting a noose around his neck and pulling it tight.

Stacey Payton tells The Associated Press her son bears no physical injury, but she believes the incident has permanently changed him.

He continues attending classes and playing football at Stone High School in Wiggins. However, his mom says he's quieter than usual and the family fears retaliation for having brought attention to the Oct. 13 incident.

Payton says her son told her about the noose a couple of hours after it happened in a locker room. She says he was friends with the boys involved.

The school district's attorney, Sean Courtney, tells AP that only one student was accused of misconduct.