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Sep 23, 2016 11:47 AM

Pinkerton Academy students accused of racism, seen in black face during Spirit Week


DERRY — Spirit week at Pinkerton Academy has led to controversy as two students are accused of celebrating in racist ways.

UPDATE: Pinkerton Academy spirit week overshadowed by accusations of racism

During spirit week, one student wore a confederate flag on "America Day" and another student wore black face on "Black Out Day," Arielle Robinson posted on Facebook. Robinson stated that these students were able to walk around campus without changing.

"There aren't many black students at Pinkerton, but despite that, it should be all of our jobs to call out all racism. I'm now a senior and I've faced anti-black racism all four years I have been here," Robinson said.

The headmaster of Pinkerton, Griffin Morse, said that the administration became aware of the students' behavior on Thursday and is talking with the alleged students. The school will continue to investigate the incidents, and the students could face possible suspension.

"As our school rules state and our administration adheres to strictly on behalf of the community, 'Pinkerton Academy will not tolerate written or verbal comments which insult or attack another person's race, religion, heritage, gender, disability or sexual preference. Students who make inappropriate, degrading and/or inflammatory slurs will be subject to immediate suspension,'" Morse said.

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