A group of parents demanded answers today from Red Clay Consolidated School District officials regarding the suspension of the basketball team from their last game and the playoffs. As I wrote yesterday, the team was suspended when they got off their bench at the end of a game after they were told not to. Allegations of racial slurs have been central to this matter but neither Red Clay or Delaware Military Academy have said anything in an official capacity that these epithets came out despite numerous witnesses coming forward on Facebook, comments on Delaware Online, and witnesses that have come forward to Red Clay officials. Now those parents are demanding the suspension decision be rescinded based on what they are perceiving to be a lack of due process based on policies within Red Clay. The following letter was sent to the district today. As well, Red Clay board member Adriana Bohm asked the district to rescind their decision.
**Updated, 4:25pm: According to The News Journal, the district may reconsider the team’s suspension for their remaining game and the playoffs. Still no response from Commandant Pullella at Delaware Military Academy.