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LISD interim superintendent releases statement on incident at game

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lisd_logo13In response to an incident last Friday at a basketball game between Flower Mound High School and Plano East, the interim LISD superintendent released a statement.

The incident was purported to have involved a photo taken at the gameand sent via Twitter of several signs being held up that together read “White Power.”

News reports indicated racial slurs were believed to have been said during the game and that students reportedly had vandalized the Plano team’s school bus though none of the reports could be confirmed.

In a statement issued today, Dr. Kevin Rogers, Lewisville ISD interim superintendent, wrote:

“As Interim Superintendent of a very diverse school district and community, I have been involved with our internal investigation regarding the unfortunate occurrence at Friday night’s Flower Mound High School vs. Plano East varsity boys’ basketball game. I want to be clear that this type of incident – however it has been perceived – has not and will not be tolerated in LISD. We have always had high expectations for our more than 53,000 students and hold them to those standards both in and outside of the classroom.

“As we stated yesterday, the investigation of this occurrence is still underway, and we fully intend to act on our findings. We regret that this unfortunate event has been elevated to this level on so many social media circles.

“I am disheartened that the perceived actions of a few may reflect poorly on two great schools – Flower Mound and Plano East High Schools – school districts and communities. Ultimately, please know we have the highest respect for the students, staff and community of Plano East High School.”

 

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