Thursday, March 3, 2016

Bp. Hying investigating Indiana Catholic HS; students waved signs with Donald Trump's face while chanting "Build that wall" during basketball game

School officials are investigating an incident involving northwest Indiana high school students who waved signs with Donald Trump's face while allegedly chanting "Build that wall" during a basketball game against a school with many Latino students.

The two Catholic high schools -- Bishop Noll Institute and Andrean High School -- played Friday night at Andrean in Merrillville, Ind.

Parents and fans from Bishop Noll in Hammond, Ind., which has a large Latino student population, said they were shocked by the behavior of Andrean students. On social media Saturday, Andrean fans insist it was not their intent to offend and that last night's USA theme is one they've used at other games.
Bishop Donald J. Hying, of the Catholic Diocese of Gary, said the incident is being taken very seriously. Officials from both schools, as well as diocesan representatives, met on Sunday to plan steps for moving forward.

Hying said: "Any actions or words that can be perceived as racist or derogatory to others are antithetical to the Christian faith and will not be tolerated in any of our institutions. It was the furthest thing from anyone's mind that such actions would be happening at a gathering of two of our Catholic high schools. This is not what we teach our students.
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Meanwhile, the WIAA abrogated students chanting "airball."

NBCNews: Bishop Slams Donald Trump Sign, Taunts at High School Basketball Game
WaPo: Donald Trump used by another high school to taunt minority opponents
Fox: High school students use Donald Trump-inspired chant to insult their Hispanic rival

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