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Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced on Wednesday that the referee whose ruling led a Buena Regional High School wrestler’s dreadlocks to be shaved off just before his match will be suspended for two seasons, and that in-person bias training for officials and staff involved in high school athletics across the state will become mandatory.

The suspension and additional training were part of a memorandum of agreement reached between the state Division on Civil Rights and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association at the conclusion of an investigation into the Buena high school incident.

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Suzette Parmley

Trenton Correspondent who covers the N.J. Supreme Court, Governor, Legislature. She also contributes to The Legal Intelligencer and law.com. Suzette joined New Jersey Law Journal in Jan. 2019 from the Philadelphia Inquirer where she was a former Trenton Statehouse Correspondent and Business Reporter/Columnist. Awards: 1st Place for 2020 coverage of NJ Supreme Court; 2019 Specialized Writing Category, 5-time winner of the Business Financial Writing Portfolio Award from the New Jersey Press Association. Graduate of the Fels Center of Government/University of Pennsylvania. Email: [email protected] or follow on Twitter: @SuzParmley

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