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Maine school investigates charge of racist slur during game

January 30, 2019

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Officials with a Maine high school are investigating a complaint that a racial slur was used by a boys varsity basketball player during a game against another school.

Mt. Blue High School is investigating the use of the slur during a Saturday game in Farmington against Cony High School of Augusta. It’s the second reported racial incident in two years involving Cony.

The Kennebec Journal reports the superintendent of Mt. Blue’s school district has confirmed that a complaint was filed during the game. The superintendent, Tina Meserve, says officials are looking into the allegation to find out what happened and respond accordingly.

Meserve declined to name the player involved in the incident. She says the player was removed from the game temporarily.

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Information from: Kennebec Journal, http://www.kjonline.com/

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