Friday, September 17, 2021

Media too quick to judge school

Written by Maddie Craig

I would just like to say a few words about the Flower Mound basketball game this past Friday. There’s always two sides to a story, and the media is not sharing ours.

Last Friday at the Flower Mound vs. Plano East basketball game the other team started yelling racial slurs and words at us and our cheerleaders were spit on. But no, the media won’t say anything about that. The only thing the media is speaking of is how our student section held up two white signs, saying “White Power.”

No, I am in no means saying that that holding up those signs at a mostly all black high school was in anyway okay/acceptable, but this whole incident has been blown way out of proportion and it’s getting way more attention than it should be.

My school, Flower Mound High School, has done some amazing things for this community and surrounding communities, and for our school to now be known nationwide as a racist hateful school deeply saddens me as we are a 6A school with amazing students.

The two kids that had the signs did not “pre make” them before the game. The sign saying “white” is one of our school colors, and the sign reading “power” stands for Jaguar power. The actions of two kids do not make everyone that attends this school a racist.

A former high school student from an unknown school chose to defecate and urinate on top of Plano East’s bus and Flower Mound took the blame for it as there was nobody else to blame.

I don’t have anything else to add other than the fact that holding up the signs was wrong, this whole situation has been blown out of proportion and I ask of all of you not to look at my school as hate filled teenage racists.

Maddie Craig, junior at FMHS
Flower Mound, TX

CTG Staff
The Cross Timbers Gazette News Department

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