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10 Oct 2017

Suburban students hurl racial slurs at Cheltenham HS students during game

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October 10, 2017 Category: Local Posted by:

The superintendent of a Pennsylvania school district says two middle school students will face punishment after a racially motivated incident during a football game.

Quakertown Community School District superintendent Dr. William Harner confirmed on Monday that some Quakertown fans threw rocks and yelled racial slurs at a Cheltenham High School bus during the Friday night Quakertown homecoming game. More than 50 percent of the student population at Cheltenham High is black.

Harner says two eighth-grade boys have been suspended after interviewing about a 12 middle school students.

Cheltenham School District superintend Dr. Wagner Marseille says cheerleaders and members of the band were insulted with “the most divisive racial terms you can use.”

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Harner, who is a Cheltenham High School graduate, says the incident is “incredibly upsetting.” He says the students embarrassed both the school board and community.

 

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