Cony High School basketball player says opposing player called him racial slur


    School officials at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington say they spent most of this week investigating whether or not one of their basketball players said a racial slur towards a member of the opposing team. (WGME)

    FARMINGTON (WGME) – A Cony High School basketball player says in a recent game a player on the opposing team called him a racial slur.

    School officials at Mt. Blue High School in Farmington say they spent most of this week investigating whether or not one of their basketball players said a racial slur towards a member of the opposing basketball team.

    The alleged incident happened Saturday in Farmington when Mt. Blue played Cony High.

    A Cony player reported a member of Mt. Blue's team called him the "n-word.”

    The superintendent for RSU 9 says they received the report and investigated the claim, but won’t say what, if any, actions are being taken.

    The superintendent says she hopes to instead emphasize to parents the importance of using proper language in the home.

    "Usually it’s being seen in our community, our families, and our friends before it's seen on the playing field,” Superintendent Tina Meserve said. “So it's really important that all of us model civil discourse, make sure the words we are using are uplifting, and elevate our athletes."

    Mt. Blue High School’s next basketball game is Thursday night.

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