Burrillville School says no evidence of racial slurs found after placed on probation
BURRILLVILLE, R.I. (WLNE): The Burrillville School Department sent out an email to parents that no evidence of racial slurs was found after an investigation into a girls' varsity volleyball game.
The Rhode Island Interscholastic League investigated after reports of racial taunts were made during a volleyball game against Central Falls at Burrillville High School on Sept. 24.
As a result, the Principals’ Committee on Athletics placed Burrillville High School on probation for one year for lack of sportsmanship.
However, the Burrillville School sent their own email out to parents stating that the BHS investigation found "no evidence of racial slurs or blatantly racist actions by fans."
The email further states the school was put on probation "primarily based on the actions of student fans that were found to be acting inappropriately and violating league standards for good sportsmanship."
ABC6 news previously spoke to some parents who say the punishment is not fair.
"You can't make decisions that affect the entire school and all the athletic programs based on perceived harassment," said parent Christine Hammond. "A larger number of people said no. We were all there too, and we didn't hear that."
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