Georgia Marching Band Displays Racial Slur During Performance

Georgia high school marching band spells out racial slur, parents demand expulsion

Afterwards school principal Bo Ford sent a letter to "share (his) concern and apologize" for the use of the 'completely unacceptable, racial term'.

The band members normally use the covers to spell the word Broncos, the name of the school's mascot - but stood in a different order on objective as part of a senior prank.

The covers aren't normally worn on the field but pictures posted to social media showed some of the band members spelling out a four-letter racial slur that starts with the letter "c". "The covers spell out BRONCOS and some of them feature our Bronco mascot".

In a letter to parents, principal William Bo Ford Jr., said the band director was not on the field when the band took position due a "very busy senior night" that had "several personnel challenges", according to the Ledger-Enquirer.

"In addition to reviewing our halftime procedures, we will also be taking disciplinary action with the students involved". As the investigation into the matter is still ongoing, it's presently unclear what exactly will happen to the teenage musicians.

Myers, whose son is a freshman in the Brookwood High School band, said he's now uncomfortable returning to school.

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"The mascot is a horse, it's a bronco, and the "B" and the "R" were nowhere near", Myers said.

"I don't even know if this is a black-white issue because my understanding is a couple of them were not white, so they just did something that was wrong and they need to be held accountable", she said.

Myers isn't the only upset Brookwood parent.

"In our interviews, the students- two of whom are African American, one of whom is Asian, and one of whom is Hispanic - indicated that this was intended as a joke, one that they thought would be amusing", Ford said.

The students who spelled "c**n" on the field have not yet spoken out. The skit was meant to recreate a scene from the Denzel Washington-led 2002 film, "John Q".

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