State lawmakers call foul on racially-charged comments at high school basketball game


HAS THE FALLOUT FROM LINCOLN. ANDREW: IT IS AN ISSUE THAT
STARTED ON THE COURT BUT MADE
ITS WAY TO THE CAPITOL,
CAPTURING THE ATTENTION OF
LAWMAKERS.>>THESE YOUNG WOMEN DESERVE AN
APOLOGY. THEY DESERVE AN APOLOGY FROM THE
ADULTS AND FROM THE STUDENTS. ANDREW: SENATOR MICHAELA
CAVENAUGH IS TALKING ABOUT A
GIRL’S BASKETBALL GAME ON
FEBRUARY 7.>>SHE CAME HOME VERY UPSET. I HAVE NEVER SEEN HER THIS
ANGRY. ANDREW: SETH MILLER SAYS NOT
ENOUGH IS BEING DONE TO ADDRESS
THE RACIALLY-CHARGED WORDS AND
TREATMENT HIS DAUGHTER AND HER
TEAMMATES FROM LINCOLN HIGH
SCHOOL SAY THEY RECEIVED WHILE PLAYING AT FREMONT.>>THEY WERE THROWING STUFF AT
US, CALLING US THE “N” WORD. ANDREW SCUFFLE BROKE OUT AFTER
: A THE GAME. NO ONE WAS HURT. IN A JOINT STATEMENT WEDNESDAY
, FREMONT AND LINCOLN HIGH SAY
BOTH SCHOOLS IMMEDIATELY
INVESTIGATED THE SITUATION. THEY SAY THAT TYPE OF CONDUCT
WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. BUT WOULD NOT SAY WHAT IF ANY
DISCIPLINARY ACTION WAS TAKEN
AGAINST ANY STUDENTS OR FANS
BECAUSE OF CONFIDENTIALITY
REASONS. MILLER SAYS THE SCHOOLS AND THE
NEBRASKA SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
ASSOCIATION NEEDS TO DO MORE.>>THEY DEFINITELY NEED TO HAND
DOWN SANCTIONS AND DO WHAT THEY
HAVE TO DO, YOU KNOW, TO MAKE
SURE OUR KIDS ARE SAFE. ANDREW: SENATOR ERNIE CHAMBERS
SAYS THE INCIDENT ILLUSTRATES
THE SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE
STATE.>>WHEN I TOLD YOU WE AS BLACK
PEOPLE CONFRONT ISSUES YOU NEVER
EVEN THOUGHT ABOUT IT, YOU DON’T
BELIEVE IT OR ACCEPT IT. ANDREW: SENATOR JUSTIN WAYNE
SAYS HE HEARD OF INCIDENTS AT
GAMES IN KEARNEY AND AT YOUTH
TOURNAMENT AT MILLARD WEST.>>THIS GOES ON AND ON AND ON. ANDREW: WHILE THE FREMONT
PRINCIPAL HAS APOLOGIZED TO THE
LINCOLN HIGH PRINCIPAL, AND THE
FREMONT TEAM HAS WRITTEN LETTERS
TO THE LINCOLN HI TEAM, MILLER
SAYS THE STUDENTS AND FANS RESPONSIBLE HAVE NOT SAID A
WORD.>>IS THAT IMPORTANT?>>I MEAN, IT IS, BUT WHAT I

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