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US High School Marching Band Spells Racial Slur in Halftime Performance

07 November 2018

Musicians from Brookwood High School in Gwinnett County inexplicably arranged themselves during its game against Lakeside High School to spell out the racist term using instrument covers that are typically assembled to display the word Broncos in reference to the school's mascot, according to a letter to students and parents from the school's principal.

The students used instrument covers to spell out the word "c**n" at Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, Friday night, sparking an investigation by officials.

The band was supposed to spell out "Broncos" with their instruments. "However, they acknowledged that they knew this racist term was not acceptable".

Ford apologized Saturday in a letter to parents and the community. He's also said that the students would be disciplined for their "hurtful, disrespectful and disappointing" actions.

"In addition to reviewing our halftime procedures, we will also be taking disciplinary action with the students involved". The school, Brookwood High of Snellville, Gwinett County, has a football team, as many others do.

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Seven band members are given letters to spell out "Broncos", the name of the school's mascot during their performance.

One mother, Shawn Myers, said she was appalled and "will not stop" until the culprits are expelled.

He said the activity on the field was "very busy" and that "several personnel challenges" during the senior night activities resulted in the band's director not being on the field during the performance. "It's to belittle black people; it's an insult", she said. "It's just like saying the n-word, but this is worse because it's coming from students at a public high school", said Myers.

There was an ugly incident at halftime of a Georgia high school game on Friday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Some parents told Fox 5 they wanted to see the students who were responsible expelled.

US High School Marching Band Spells Racial Slur in Halftime Performance