Details Emerge In Flower Mound "White Power" Sign Incident
The results of Lewisville ISD's investigation into "White Power" signs in the Flower Mound High School student section during last Friday's basketball game against Plano East are in. And what did the district find? Basic dumbassery among young idiots.
Here's the timeline, according to the district:
- Two individuals, one a current FMHS student and one a former LISD student, who due to inappropriate behavior, were removed from the soccer game at FMHS on Friday, Feb. 13.
- After their removal, the former LISD student defecated on one of Plano ISD's buses in the parking lot.
- At some time during the FMHS vs. PESH boys' varsity basketball game, a student displayed the "White" and "Power" combination of cheerleading spirit signs. It has been long-time tradition that cheerleading signs are used at sporting events to read, "Navy & White" representing FMHS' school colors and "Jaguar Power," a FMHS mascot cheer.
- The inappropriate ordering of the signs was displayed for no longer than 30 seconds. FMHS administrators immediately took action.
- Reports indicating the FMHS student section was chanting "White Power" during this time were found to be unsubstantiated.
That's right, somebody crapped on Plano East's bus.
Interim LISD superintendent Kevin Rogers said he was dissapointed in the students who displayed the "White Power" signs.
"I want to be clear the intolerable behavior these two individuals modeled has not and will not be accepted in LISD. We have always had high expectations for our students and hold them to those standards both in and outside of the classroom. Again, I am disheartened that the actions of these two individuals have reflected poorly on FMHS, LISD and our diverse communities," Rogers said in a statement.
The press release and Rogers' statement raise a few questions. First, was it "a student" or multiple students who were behind the signs? Second, were the two people kicked out of the soccer game the same two people holding the signs? Was the bus-crapper a white power guy? One could certainly read Rogers statement that way, but it's ambiguous, and when it comes to bus-shitting, sign-waving, racist teen-age dumbasses, there's no room for ambiguity. We've got a call in to the district to find out more, and we'll let you know if we hear anything. As if. LISD officials did tell the Morning News that, due to federal privacy regulations, they couldn't disclose any punishments that might be meted out.
The two schools are scheduled to meet on the court again tonight in The Colony. Rogers said no signs will be allowed at the game and additional security has been hired to handle any potential incidents. (Picture it: "HOLD IT RIGHT THERE! Pull up your pants and put up your hands!)
Update 3:26 p.m.: An LISD spokeswoman called us to help us out. She tells Unfair Park that one student was reponsible for coordinating the "White Power" signage. The two individuals the superintendent referred to were the guy who coordinated the signs and the bus-shitter, respectively.
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