District may expand training after racist tweets

A Michigan school district may expand social media training programs after they reprimanded and disciplined students involved in posting racist messages on Twitter following a high school basketball game.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus reports Howell Public Schools officials continue to weigh follow-up action after the posts, which came after Howell High's predominantly white basketball team defeated a team with black and white players.

The district says students involved in the posts weren't affiliated with the school's basketball program.

Details of the discipline haven't been released. District spokesman Thomas Gould says social media training programs currently to given student athletes could be expanded to the general school population.

The Twitter messages were posted after Howell beat Grand Blanc 54-49 in a Class A boys' regional final on March 13.