The Indian River, Laurel High School football game has some parents outraged after a group of over a dozen students from Laurel paraded around with profanity laced shirts to antagonize the Indian River football players and their fans.
The following photos shared to the Delaware High School Athletes Parent Group on Facebook were widely circulated on social media, showing multiple students wearing homemade t-shirts with vulgarities aimed at the Indian River High School football team.
Parents of some of the football players from Indian River were outraged during the game when they saw the students, including the parents of the Hall brothers who play for Indian River and were directly targeted as part of the incendiary display at the game. The Mother of the two players called into the Dan Gaffney Show on Delaware 105.9 Monday morning to express her concerns and call out the Laurel School District and its administration who later would not specify what disciplinary action was taken against the students involved.
“They were obviously ya know being belligerent and threatening,” she stated. “Then they ran off to the far side of the bleachers, stood there for quite some time, flipping everybody off, and I happen to be the mother of the Hall boys. So, it was pretty disturbing.”
According to the caller, nothing was done at the game to stop the students, who came over to the Indian River stands to intentionally antagonize the fans and players of the opposing team.
“Really, nothing was done,” she continued. “We had made mention to the police, the police went over to the other side when the kids went back over to their own bleachers, and they tried to hide the masks and what not, like ‘oh, no it wasn’t us.’ And that was that.”
So far, there has been no public statement from the Laurel School District over what happened, enraging parents who are demanding that disciplinary action be taken against the students involved in the derogative display.
“They conspired to do this,” another caller said of the students on the Dan Gaffney Show while recounting what he witnessed at Friday’s game. “What’s scary was, those kids were just allowed to do what they were going to do on that side line, and it was kind of, I wasn’t scared for myself but I was scared for younger kids seeing what was going on. It was an embarrassment for humanity to be honest with you that that was allowed to go on.”
Laurel ended up winning the game and were apparently 27 points ahead at the time when the incident occurred.
Laurel School District superintendent Shawn Larrimore issued a statement Tuesday afternoon apologizing which you can read in full read here.