Credit: San Diego Unified School District
The director of Lincoln High School in San Diego opened an investigation after learning that students attending a football game at San Clemente High in Orange County were subject to taunts and racial slurs, a- we learned Monday.
Lincoln's director, Stephanie Brown, sent a letter to the parents informing them that several fans participating in the match on Friday night had been "greeted with racial insults by fans of the other team," reported San Diego Union. Tribune.
The Lincoln Cheerleaders team left early because of taunts, according to the Union-Tribune.
In the letter posted on Facebook, Brown said that school officials took the incident very seriously and that a deputy director planned to interview all the students involved in order to document the problem. Incident on Monday.
Many people at the game, including students and adults, challenged Lincoln players and the incentive team during the match, using racial insults including the "n-word", according to Clovis Honored, president of the NAACP branch in San Diego.
Honoré posted on the NAACP website a letter titled "Racial Harassment Does not Have its Place in High School Athletics" which was sent to Orange County School officials.
NAACP officials held Monday a press conference in front of the school, calling on district officials to apologize and claiming that the Orange County sheriff's deputies had ignored their demands of the ## 147 ############################################ 39; aid. Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes issued a statement denying the allegation.
"It's downright wrong," said Carrie Braun, spokesman for the sheriff. "The only thing we talked to our deputies was that there were children from San Clemente who went to the side of the visitors, who were rude and obnoxious, so the deputy ministers have driven home. "
The hecklers were college kids, not high school, Braun said.
Lincoln head coach David Dunn told Union-Tribune that field players had not heard any comment, but that they had heard about it at half-time. part of the training team and cheerleaders.
"There was taunting in the stands.The girls were told" they should be on a leash, "Dunn told the newspaper." I was upset because it affected the girls. They are 14 or 15 year old girls. There is no room for that. There was a lack of modesty and common respect. "
Dunn told the newspaper that there was no racial comment from the San Clemente players or coaches.
According to state education data, Lincoln High's enrollment in 2018-2019 was 19% African-American, 70% Hispanic and 3% White. The San Clemente High was 62.6% white.
A spokesperson for the unified school district of Capistrano told Union-Tribune that school officials planned to watch footage shot by at least four cameras in the stadium and interview people who attended the event. match.
The managers of both schools asked anyone with specific details, videos or relevant photographs on a mobile phone to share this information with the school while officials were trying to identify the people involved.
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