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WIAA releases statement on discriminatory behavior


January 27, 2022

Matt Baide (file photo)

Shelton's Bo Blacketer tries to save the ball next to the Capital bench and in front of the Capital student section on Dec. 6 in Shelton.

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association has released a statement regarding discriminatory behavior after several of incidents this year involving racist taunts and actions at athletic contests.

According to the statement, the WIAA said these kinds of behaviors have no place in schools or communities and encourages everyone to create a safe and fair environment for competition. WIAA staff is following leadership of schools and leagues involved to talk about prevention strategies to ensure opposing students and fans are treated with respect.

The WIAA Diversity, Equity and Incl...

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