- Associated Press - Wednesday, June 3, 2015

LANCASTER, N.Y. (AP) - Students in a suburban Buffalo school district have chosen a replacement for the Redskins nickname for their sports teams.

The Lancaster school district announced Wednesday that teams will now be known as the Lancaster Legends, and the new mascot will be a knight.

Elementary and middle school students voted Tuesday from among seven choices and high school students voted Wednesday.

The Lancaster School Board will meet Monday to vote on the students’ choice.

The board in March decided to retire the Redskins nickname and mascot after more than 60 years because it offends some Native Americans. The move has proved unpopular with some residents and alumni and prompted hundreds of students to stage a walk-out on Mary 19 to protest the board’s decision.

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