The Dayton leader is reporting allegations that racial slurs were made toward Southeast Valley basketball players. The Jags played at GTRA on Friday Night. According to the Leader’s report, Southeast Valley players Tre Fisher and Kaleb Scott were the focal point of the racial epithets that were used. The report goes onto say that Fisher was called a racial slur after a play, by a player on the floor. Some shoving then ensued, the report says the player was then removed from the game by the GTRA coaching staff and did not return to the game.
GTRA Superintendent Marshall Lewis issued a statement on the alleged incident saying ” allegations of a racial comment are being investigated. This is a topic that is very serious and we are addressing it as such. Our district is taking appropriate steps and will take additional steps as warranted. We will continue to investigate and communicate with Southeast Valley to achieve resolution”.
Southeast Valley Superintendent Brian Johnson released a statement Monday saying ” We are heartbroken for our kids, families, and communities. We believe our kids and stand with them. They are not alone. We will continue to support our students and families as we move forward.”
The Dayton Leader’s report does say that other people who were at the game heard the racial slur(s) that occurred.