Volleyball team wants apology from school for racial slurs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina high school volleyball team is seeking an apology from a recent opponent after players said they were targeted with racist and sexist comments.
News outlets report the Mallard Creek High School varsity girls’ volleyball team said students from Lake Norman High School chanted “U-S-A, U-S-A” when a Hispanic player from Mallard Creek was on the floor during a match on Sept. 25. Parents said the students also made offensive sexual comments.
Iredell-Statesville Schools Superintendent Brady Johnson wrote to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox apologizing for the incident and said the students involved would be disciplined. Parents of the Mallard Creek players said they want an apology offered to their children.
Commissioner Que Tucker of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association said her organization is now involved.