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Comal ISD investigating ‘highly inappropriate and demeaning racial comments’ made during volleyball game

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The Comal Independent School District is investigating after Canyon High School college students allegedly made “highly inappropriate and demeaning racial comments” during a volleyball game Friday evening.

A mum or dad of a Hays High School scholar, Jennifer Price, shared a put up to Facebook Friday evening describing the incident and stating that Canyon High School college students yelled the N-word at her daughters during their volleyball game.

“Tonight our Hays volleyball girls played Canyon HS where the front row of Canyon’s student section yelled the N-word (hard R) at my daughters and a few more teammates throughout the match, SO MANY TIMES!!! When my daughter missed her serve, they shouted ‘Make a play Nword-hard R!’ Our coaches told their Admin and all they told the boys was ‘watch your mouths,’” Price mentioned within the put up.

Price mentioned no one was faraway from the game and that the scholars “were allowed to continue to heckle the girls on their way out.”


CISD performing superintendent Mandy Epley addressed the incident in an announcement shared to the district’s Facebook page.

“I want to take this opportunity to address a situation that is currently being circulated on social media. Allegedly, at last night’s volleyball game at Canyon High School, members of the Canyon student section made highly inappropriate and demeaning racial comments towards members of the Hays High School volleyball team,” Epley mentioned. “Should it be found that any one student, or group of students, made any sort of racial comments at any point during or after the game, they will be disciplined to the fullest extent possible.”

Epley mentioned CISD and Canyon High School officers are actively investigating the allegations.

“Comal ISD and Canyon High School will not tolerate this sort of behavior as it does not represent who we are as a District or as a campus,” Epley mentioned. “I want to personally apologize to the players and coaches on the Hays High School volleyball team, as well as the Hays High School community for any inappropriate comments that may have been made.”


In her Facebook put up, Price known as the incident “ironic” as a result of the ladies had been all carrying the No. 3 on their fingers for Friday evening’s game “in support of Duke Volleyball’s Rachel Richardson, who just experienced this at her match 6 days ago against BYU.”

Richardson, who’s African American, and different members of the Duke University Women’s volleyball group had been not too long ago heckled at a volleyball match towards Brigham Young University.

Richardson posted a statement to Twitter on Aug. 28 addressing the incident, which is almost similar to the incident Price described at Canyon High School.

“Please be assured that we will get to the bottom of this issue and that Comal ISD will not tolerate any racially intolerant behavior,” Epley mentioned.

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