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Superintendents at Victor, Fairport schools speak out after ‘racially-charged’ incident at basketball game

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Victor Senior High School and Fairport school officials have released a joint statement condemning the actions of a group of Victor students who made racist noises during a basketball game against a Black student from Fairport. The incident took place during a varsity game on Wednesday night.

The superintendents of both school districts expressed their disappointment in the actions of the Victor students, calling the noises “extremely hurtful” to the targeted individual and his teammates. The impact of the incident was also felt by classmates, staff and spectators in the Fairport school community.


Victor’s superintendent, Dr. Timothy Terranova, emphasized that school leaders are taking the situation seriously and working with students to understand and address the issue. He stated that he, along with members of the school administration, will be meeting with students from Victor Senior High School to hear their perspectives and work together towards a solution.

The school district is also working with the Fairport community to listen, share perspectives and learn from the situation. The superintendents expressed their belief that the community will come out stronger as a result of this work.

Anyone who has been impacted by the incident is encouraged to reach out to their support network. The school district has said they will have no further comment at this time.