Olympia School District apologizes after students yell racial slurs at Black basketball player

In a video watched hundreds of times on social media, some students can be heard making gorilla noises and shouting other remarks at the player.
By: | January 21, 2022

OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Olympia School District apologized after some students at a Capital High School basketball game yelled racial slurs, which were caught on video, at a Black player from an opposing team.

The incident happened Friday night when Capital played against Lacey’s River Ridge High School.

In a video watched hundreds of times on social media, some students can be heard making gorilla noises and shouting other remarks at the player.

About five days later, Olympia Schools superintendent Patrick Murphy apologized, sending out a message to families condemning the behavior.

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