Thursday’s varsity baseball game between Class 4A Greater St. Helens League contenders Camas and Skyview was postponed due to an alleged racist incident at a junior varsity game between the faculties on Wednesday.
Skyview introduced the postponement late Thursday afternoon.
In a message despatched to Skyview dad and mom, principal Andy Meyer wrote that one of many college’s JV baseball gamers “was the goal of racist feedback, noises and names” at the game held at Camas.
Camas High School Athletic Director Rory Oster, in a message despatched to oldsters Thursday, mentioned the college is investigating claims that racist slurs had been made by its athletes on the sphere.
“We take these reviews very significantly and are at the moment working with Vancouver Public Schools to find out exactly what occurred through the game,” Oster’s message learn.
Both Thursday’s varsity and JV video games between the faculties had been postponed. According to Meyer’s message, the incident has been reported to the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association.
“Creating secure and supportive studying environments is a precedence for our faculty that extends past the classroom to athletics and actions,” Meyer wrote. “We anticipate that each one members of the Skyview and VPS neighborhood will deal with others with respect. That expectation extends to guests and rivals from different districts as effectively. When that expectation isn’t met, it will be significant that we work to revive the supportive setting of our colleges.”
This is the second time within the 2021-22 college 12 months that allegations of racist taunts at a Camas High School sporting occasion have been made.
Benson High School ladies basketball coach Eric Knox mentioned his staff, which is predominantly Black, skilled racial taunts from the scholar part when the Portland college performed at Camas on Dec. 10.
An impartial investigation of that declare, carried out by Educational Services District 112 and launched Jan. 25, couldn’t attain a definitive conclusion on whether or not a racist incident occurred. However, the report discovered “inappropriate feedback” had been seemingly made.
The Camas School Board issued a proper apology to Benson’s gamers, coaches and the Camas neighborhood.
Oster mentioned Camas High School pledges to face in opposition to harassment, intimidation and bullying in his message despatched Thursday.
“All college students should really feel revered and supported, together with college students visiting our campus,” Oster wrote. “We will work to ensure we resolve this, together with assigning self-discipline as applicable. Our purpose is to be sure that studying occurs for our college students and that restore and restoration are made to these harmed.”