Racist incident involves IHSA harassment report


Midway Staff

The administration has filed a harassment report with the IHSA after a player from an opposing team used a racist slur toward a U-High player.

William Tan, Editor-in-Chief

Laboratory Schools administrators filed a hate speech and harassment report with the Illinois High School Association on Sept. 19 following an incident of racist language that occurred during a varsity boys soccer game on Sept. 16.

At the end of the game at the Francis W. Parker School, a player from the opposing team used a racist slur toward a U-High player. According to Athletics Director David Ribbens, actions have been taken to support the student and address issues regarding the unacceptable speech.

In addition to the IHSA report filing, Lab has contacted the administration from the Francis W. Parker School. Communications were occurring at the time of this publication. 

Mr. Ribbens said, “The investigation is ongoing. Our efforts are centered on supporting our students and trying to decipher the next steps.”