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Virginia High School Under Fire For Racially Insensitive Music Played At Football Game

The principal of Glen Allen High School in Virginia had to issue a quick apology after a racist song was played over the public address system prior to Friday night's Homecoming football game. The song, which was derogatory toward African-Americans and featured the N-word.

A Glen Allen High School parent posted on the WTVR CBS 6 Facebook page, "As a parent of a biracial child that goes [to Glen Allen High School] I am disgusted." Another WTVR Facebook fan said, "I find it offensive and I'm white. We don't need more hate in our society. We need to live one another and not start trouble."

In an October 17 letter to John Marshall High School Principal Dr. William Royal, Glen Allen Principal Dr. Gwen Miller offered her "sincerest apologies":

"I do not know how the song made it into the mix of tunes, and we are investigating to determine the source. We regularly review play lists, and I am at a loss as to how such a song was included. I was involved in pre-homecoming activities and did not hear the song; however, my athletic director heard the song and responded immediately.

Please know this unfortunate incident does not reflect the broader Glen Allen High School community. We are a diverse and inclusive community and are appalled that the instigator of this event has sent a message contrary to our beliefs and practices."

Principal Miller said disciplinary action would be taken when the source of the song's airing is found.

Photo: HUDL, WRIC

School under fire over a racist song played during a football game.

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