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Racial Tweets After Section 1 Basketball Playoff Game Spark Outcry

Players from the Mount Vernon boys basketball team were the target of racist comments on Twitter following a basketball game agains Mahopac recently.
Players from the Mount Vernon boys basketball team were the target of racist comments on Twitter following a basketball game agains Mahopac recently. Photo Credit: File

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- Students from Mahopac High School who allegedly made racist comments on Twitter following the school's loss to Mount Vernon in the Section 1 boys basketball semifinals have drawn the ire of school officials from both districts, according to CBS New York.

Mount Vernon School Superintendent Judith Johnson sent a letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and State Education John King requesting the event be characterized as a civil rights violation and that an investigation be conducted. You can read the letter here.

One Tweet following the game on Thursday, Feb. 27 read "This is why you shouldn't let monkeys out of their cages." Another Tweet was a photo of the Confederate flag. There are some accounts that an actual flag was pulled out during the game at the Westchester County Center, CBS New York said.

Mount Vernon's basketball team has a number of black players on the roster, CBS New York reported.

The Mahopac School District has suspended three students for their actions and the school's Superintendent said that more suspensions could be coming, according to News 12 Westchester .

Click here to read the full CBS New York article.

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