High School Sports

Westford students banned from sporting events after ‘racially charged taunting language’ reportedly used

“The news about Friday night’s game was extremely concerning."


Students from Westford Academy are being accused of aiming “racially charged taunting language” at a Wayland student during a basketball game on Friday

Now, they’re banned from attending sporting events Tuesday and Wednesday, according to WHDH.

“This is completely unacceptable,” Westford Principal Jim Antontelli wrote in an email to the school community, WHDH reported. “The news about Friday night’s game was extremely concerning because we expect our students to exhibit kindness and respect for everyone who visits our high school.”

Parents and guardians are being encouraged to speak with their children about what happened, the news station reported.


There have been multiple incidents involving alleged hateful language at high school sporting events.

Racist and homophobic language was allegedly used on a Brockton student during a football game against Xaverian Brothers High School in November. Football was suspended at Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School due to “unprincipled behavior.”

A coach was fired in Newton after allegedly using a racial slur. And at a Catholic High School on Cape Cod, students allegedly used racial slurs against another team.


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