By Associated Press - Wednesday, February 17, 2021

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Norfolk public schools officials will meet Thursday with the head of the Nebraska School Activities Association after members of an Omaha girls basketball team reported being subjected to racial slurs.

The Omaha Northwest team reported earlier this week that they heard the slurs while leaving the floor after Friday’s game.

NSAA executive director Jay Bellar said he will meet with Norfolk school officials Thursday. The association discussed the situation in executive session on Wednesday.

Norfolk officials are investigating the incident but have been hampered because schools have been out this week because of cold weather and rolling electrical blackouts, The Lincoln Journal-Star reported.

Norfolk Public Schools released a statement to the Norfolk Daily News Monday apologizing for any inappropriate comments or actions that may have occurred.

Bellar told the NSAA board Tuesday that some Norfolk cheerleaders who heard the slurs apologized to the Northwest team.

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