- Associated Press - Saturday, May 24, 2014

SOMERS, N.Y. (AP) - A suburban New York 10th grader was suspended after administrators say he directed a racial slur at four girls from another school’s track team.

The Journal News reports (https://lohud.us/1kAvckn) Saturday the student was also removed from Somers High School’s junior varsity lacrosse team.

It’s the second time this year students in a predominantly white suburb north of the city were involved in a race-related incident.

Three Mahopac students were suspended in February for allegedly posting racial tweets following a basketball game against rival Mount Vernon.

The newspaper reports the Somers incident happened May 2 as New Rochelle athletes walked past the lacrosse team’s bus.

The student served a five-day suspension, apologized to his coach and team and is undergoing counseling.

An administrator called it a “momentary lapse in judgment.”

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Information from: The Journal News, https://www.lohud.com


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