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Monday, February 12, 2018

Ohio High School Basketball Game Stopped After Students' Racist and Homophobic Chants

Posted By on Mon, Feb 12, 2018 at 11:57 AM

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A recent basketball game between rivals Elder High School and Saint Xavier High School in Cincinnati ended abruptly in the third quarter, thanks to the Elder student section's outrageous racist and homophobic chants.

At that point, Saint Xavier's coach approached the referees and stopped the game.

“I was sickened, just sickened,” parent Susan Stockman told WLWT5 News. “They were relentless. It went as far as, ‘Asian, open your eyes. Go play chess, PF Chang’s.'”

Elder students also allegedly called one of the black players a "crack addict" and "on welfare."

An official apology came from Elder High School Principal Kurt Ruffing on Tuesday. He then urged his students to seriously think about their actions.

"Look around you," Ruffing told his students. "You have students, your classmates, who are of different race, of different ethnicity, sitting right next to you. Is that how you would treat them?"

Those involved are reportedly being disciplined.

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