— A high school in California is under investigation after students and administrators were arrested on charges of creating and disseminating a racist chant during a football game at Marymount high School in Pasadena.
It was a moment of celebration for some students at Marymt High School on Tuesday evening, when a group of white students and their friends started chanting, “We got the flag back!”
Authorities say they were arrested as part of an investigation into the incident.
Marymount Superintendent Michael R. O’Neill issued the following statement: The safety and well-being of all of our students and staff are of paramount importance, and this matter is now under investigation by the Pasadena Police Department.
The Pasadena Police are aware of the incident, and have been working with local law enforcement to investigate.
The Pasadena Police Division will continue to work with all law enforcement agencies to address this matter as quickly as possible.
Police Chief Michael Schubert said in a statement that he would not discuss the specific investigation but emphasized that the school community should be respectful and considerate of the rights of all students.
“We all have a role to play in protecting our community from violence,” he said.
In a separate incident, police arrested a suspect in the alleged assault at a high school basketball game in Fresno, Calif., on Saturday night.
On Monday, the Fresno Bee reported that a man and a woman, both in their 20s, were arrested after an incident at a Fresno high school.
Authorities said they were looking for a 16-year-old boy and a 14-year a woman who were allegedly involved in the fight, which took place during a game between Fresno and Fresno State.
Both students are expected to appear in court Wednesday, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Department.