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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A high schooler in Stafford County is suspended for 10 days and arrested because of a prank at a Friday night football game.

The 14-year-old wore a banana suit and ran down the sidelines during halftime.

Police caught him and put him in the back of a police car.

His mother says Thompson is autistic, and thinks this is the real reason for the suspension.

His classmates are rallying around him wearing T-shirts that say "free the banana man."

The school is not commenting on the case. 

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