Jamestown Superintendent Responds to Racist Remarks at BHS Basketball Game

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (KFYR) – Jamestown Public Schools says they have taken disciplinary action after learning racially charged comments were made by a number of middle and high school students at a boys basketball game against Bismarck High School.

Superintendent Dr. Robert Lech says it happened at a Jan. 31 game between the Jamestown student cheerleading squad.

Leh says the school took two days to investigate the incident and reports that appropriate disciplinary action has been taken “in accordance with its anti-harassment and anti-discrimination policy.” However, Leh did not give details about what this action was and against whom it was carried out.

Lech also says the school district is parting ways with Bismarck Public Schools to increase ways to help both communities through a “very unfortunate experience.” He says student leaders at Jamestown High School are taking steps to improve the school’s cultural competency.

“Accepting responsibility while creating a path to growth from this is who we are and we want to be like the Jamestown Blue Jays,” Leach said.

He called it an opportunity to improve “our community and our school.”

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