Virginia school football team forfeiting season after video shows 'disturbing' acts
RICHMOND, Va. (WSET) -- A Virginia middle school football team is forfeiting the rest of the season after a video surfaced, showing students simulating sexual acts inside the boy's locker room.
In a letter to parents, Short Pump Middle School officials, said forcing the team to forfeit is the consequence for the Snapchat video that the school became aware of on Monday, WTVR reported.
“There is no place in HCPS for the kind of behavior portrayed in the video,” school officials said.
One of the parents told WTVR that white students pinned black students to the locker room floor and benches, then "dry humped" them and yelled racist comments.
A video of the acts was posted to Snapchat, according to WTVR, with text saying, “We gonna (expletive) the black outta these African-American children from Uganda.”
Team officials said they are still going to hold practices, despite the forfeiture, but they will discuss code of conduct.
“A mandatory component of practices will be discussions that focus on reporting responsibilities, accountability, ethics, sexual harassment, and racial tolerance,” read the letter.
The school's principal called the actions “appalling, disturbing, and inexcusable.”