Cambria-Friesland Disciplined Student For Racist Comment

2/27/17 – Cambria-Friesland Superintendent Tim Raymond says the student who used a racist term at a basketball game last Thursday has been disciplined. As we reported Friday, the incident happened during a Junior Varsity game against Horicon. In a press release issued over the weekend, Raymond said that the district investigated the matter and confirmed that the incident did occur, was isolated to one player, one-time and did not involve anyone else from either team. Contrary to previous reports, no student was removed or ejected from the game as coaches and administrators did not hear the derogatory term at the time. District officials met with the student and his parents and discipline was imposed, but because of student confidentiality the measures that were taken were not disclosed. Raymond says the Cambria-Friesland School District will not tolerate any form of racist speech by students. He says the actions of one individual can impact the reputation of the entire school and community and wants to assure the public that the district is not only taking action to address the current situation but also to prevent any similar actions in the future. Raymond says he “sincerely apologize(s) to the student, his family and both the community of Horicon” and Cambria-Friesland that such an incident occurred. The WIAA had no comment.