Danvers High School Suspends All Wrestling Team Activities After Alleged Use Of Racist Language Leads To Fight – Boston News, Weather, Sports


DANVERS, MASS. (WHDH) – Danvers High School announced on Tuesday that all wrestling team activities have been suspended until further notice after the alleged use of racist language by a team member led to a fight with another student.

The brawl took place on the school grounds last week and the conflict originated in a video three years ago, Danvers High School said in a statement shared on Facebook.

“A member of the current wrestling team used racist language and another student confronted this student,” the high school said. “The result of this confrontation was a physical altercation. “

A preliminary investigation into the alleged incident revealed other concerns related to the team, including a Snapchat group containing references to hazing, hateful and biased language, the school noted.

Although the school has said it believes not all team members are active participants in Snapchat messages, all team activities will be closed pending the outcome of an investigation.

“The incident serves as an important reminder for students and families to review their use of social media and cell phones,” the school added. “We must continue to strive to create a respectful community to which everyone belongs. ”

Danvers Police are assisting school officials with the investigation.

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