W. Texas Trainer Suspended for Criticizing Student 1/20/13
January 20, 2013
(Information in the following story is from: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal,
LAMESA - The Lubbock Avalance-Journal reports that a West Texas mother wants a school district to fire an athletic trainer who used a school blog to say her son, who is black, should nothave felt denigrated by a white student's racial slur during a football game.
Lamesa school district officials say Ray McCall's comments were out of line
but he shouldn't be fired. McCall was suspended five days.
Vickie Williams alleges that during a September football game, her son got into an altercation with an opposing player
after the other teen called him by a racial slur. Both Williams' son and the
player were ejected.
While not identifying Williams' son, McCall used the blog to criticize the
Lamesa student involved in the incident, saying the student should be "ashamed"
to be black.