Georgia High School Band Spells Out Racist Slur During Performance

Band members of Brookwood High School spelled out the word “COON”.

During a recent halftime show, band members of Brookwood High School spelled out the word “COON” instead of “BRONCOS,” FOX 5 news reports.

Alexa Liacko FOX 5 on Twitter

RACIAL SLUR AT HALFTIME: Parents of students at Brookwood High School in Gwinnett County are outraged after members of the school’s band displayed a racial slur using the school mascot letters during its halftime performance. We have the school’s response on @FOX5Atlanta.

The school’s principal, Bo Ford, is now apologizing and has launched an investigation as to how something so hurtful and hateful could’ve happened.

Ford sent out a letter to parents and the community this past Saturday stating:

“Not only was the appearance of this term during our halftime show hurtful and disrespectful to audience members, it also was disappointing, as it does not reflect the standards and beliefs of our school and community.”

He added to his apology by calling the display a “completely unacceptable, racial term.”

It’s been reported that the band director had stepped away because of a personal issue and wasn’t on the field at the time of the act. Students playing the sousaphone are allegedly behind the racist display.

Of course, these events have left parents outraged, and rightfully so.

Alexa Liacko FOX 5 on Twitter

I want them expelled.” We spoke with the mother of a band member at Brookwood High School who says her son loves band but is uncomfortable after several band members created a racial slur using the school’s mascot letters. @FOX5Atlanta https://t.co/mMQI3wSXpo

There’s no word on whether any disciplinary actions will be taken against the students.

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