The superintendent of a Pennsylvania school district says two middle school students will face punishment after a racially motivated incident during a football game.
Quakertown Community School District superintendent Dr. William Harner confirmed on Monday that some Quakertown fans threw rocks and yelled racial slurs at a Cheltenham High School bus during the Friday night Quakertown homecoming game. More than 50 percent of the student population at Cheltenham High is black.
Harner says two eighth-grade boys have been suspended after interviewing about a 12 middle school students.
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Cheltenham School District superintend Dr. Wagner Marseille says cheerleaders and members of the band were insulted with "the most divisive racial terms you can use."
Harner, who is a Cheltenham High School graduate, says the incident is "incredibly upsetting." He says the students embarrassed both the school board and community.
On Tuesday, before a soccer game between both high schools, players on both sides stood together during the national anthem in a show of unity. A group called "Quakertown Community Outreach" also held signs apologizing to Cheltenham students.