As has been the case in previous years, two Texas high schools recently exchanged gifts as a goodwill gesture following a football game. Atascocita High School band members presented Summer Creek High School with a bucket containing fruit and candy.
Reports indicate that the mixture included a coconut, a pineapple and a small watermelon. Though it is unclear which of the contents Atascocita administrators found offensive, they were pretty direct in accusing the kids of racism.
Today, school administrators conducted an investigation and after considering the totality of the circumstances, determined that the gift was inappropriate and lacked good sportsmanship. Atascocita High School will not tolerate racial insensitivity.
Some of the students took the accusation – and subsequent suspension – especially hard. One band member asserted that no one had any motivation other than good sportsmanship in giving the other school the gift.
We didn’t do anything wrong. We wouldn’t do that because we know better than that. Our parents raised us better.