Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/11/18
Philly.com has reported that the Haddonfield School District has canceled the remainder of its boys’ lacrosse season after a player was accused of using a racial slur against a female student-athlete from another school.
“There is no room for hate of any kind at Haddonfield Schools and it will not be tolerated,” interim school Superintendent David. T. Lindenmuth said in a statement Friday. “It is not who we are and it does not represent our student body.”
Philly.com reported that the incident allegedly occurred 10 days ago during a girls’ track meet at Haddonfield involving two other teams besides Haddonfield, said Lloyd D. Henderson, president of the Camden County East Branch of the NAACP. The civil rights group is also investigating, the report said.
The report said that, according to Henderson, a black female track athlete from Sterling was on the track lacing her cleats when a group of white Haddonfield boys’ lacrosse team members walked by her. One of the lacrosse team members allegedly used the N-word and told the black girl “to get off his track,” Henderson said, according to the report.
The lacrosse team was practicing on a field surrounded by the track.