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Berlin mascot supporters turn to Legislature after dropping lawsuit

5:34 PM, Aug. 14, 2013

Supporters of keeping Berlin High School's Indian mascot are hoping the state Legislature will repeal a law allowing the state Department of Public Instruction to force schools to remove race-based nicknames and logos.

On Monday a group of community members dropped a lawsuit challenging a 2011 state order to stop using the school's "Indians" nickname and logo, which depicts the head of a man wearing a feather headdress, arrows and feathers.

The state Department of Public Instruction issued the order to change the mascot after resident Tom Sobieski filed a complaint in June 2011. Several ...

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