A Michigan high school has shocked residents with racist tweets sent last Thursday celebrating the Howell High School’s boys basketball team’s win over Grand Blanc, MLive.com reports.
According to the news site, several students are now facing disciplinary action for hailing their “white” team’s victory following the 54-49 win in the Class A regional final that took place at Linden High School.
Some of the tweets, as reported by the site, included:
“Not only did we beat Grand Blanc but we’re all white. Howell’s the definite winner tonight.”
“All hail white power. #HitlerIsMyDad”
“Tonight was probably one of the most racists nights of my life. I heard so many slurs and expressions. I also said a few things …”
Other choice hashtags included #kkk #lightthecross #rosaparks and #wewhite.
Grand Blanc has both black and white players.
Howell High School Principal Jason Schrock said that disciplinary action was meted out, but refused to clarify, saying the school is trying to move forward.
The Grand Blanc schools superintendent, Norman Abdella, was floored by the tweets, saying that it was “hard to believe that the racial banality expressed through those messages even exists in this day and age.” However, he trusts Howell to diffuse the situation in an appropriate manner, MLive notes, even defending the school to a certain degree.