District Investigating Racist Chants Directed at High School Girls Soccer Players
ELKHORN, WI (CHANNEL 3000) Officials from the Elkhorn Area School District are investigating racist taunts directed at Beloit Memorial High School soccer players by a group of its students attending a game, according to Channel 3000.
The incident happened Thursday night as the Beloit Memorial girls varsity soccer team visited Elkhorn.
Beloit Memorial girls soccer coach Brian Denu said the Elkhorn students taunted black and Latina girls soccer players with racial slurs and chants like "Donald Trump, build that wall."
Denu said to Channel 3000 the chants affected some of his players to the point they had to leave the game.
"They came off the field and weren't able to finish the game because they were too upset and distraught over what happened to them," Denu said. "One of the girls was cradled in the arms of one of our assistant coaches for a good 15 to 20 minutes."
In an email to Channel 3000 Saturday, Elkhorn district administrator Jason Tadlock said school officials are looking into what happened.
"We have confirmed that some students near the sidelines yelled inappropriate/offensive comments toward some of the players, and a student or two from the student section," Tadlock said. "Our investigation is ongoing, and I would be happy to comment further once it is completed. "