Monday, April 15, 2019


Marlboro school district investigates alleged homophobic comment by B-ball player

MARLBORO – Officials in the Marlboro Central School District are investigating a “serious allegation” made against a varsity basketball player who is said to have used “inflammatory and derogatory name-calling related to an opposing player’s sexuality” during a recent game.

A post of the district’s Facebook page said the administration has begun an internal investigation into the alleged incident. “If the investigation warrants, there will be immediate and appropriate consequences.”

The district statement said “Marlboro denounces hate, supports diversity and loves its children.”

The district athletic director has reached out to the opposing team’s coaching staff and players and is setting up a meeting to discuss the alleged incident.

“We are very disturbed that this type of language and behavior still exists in today’s society,” the district statement read. “These behaviors, whether exhibited by adults or children are without any foundation and strike against the district’s main mission; to help children excel in life.”

The statement said, “As a society, we must hold ourselves to a higher standard and be better than expressing hate. Acceptance of differences today is more necessary than it ever has been.”


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