Pittsford CSD finds claims of racist taunts at soccer games were unfounded

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PITTSFORD, N.Y. (WHEC) — The Pittsford Central School District said allegations of racist taunts at two recent high school soccer games are unfounded.

News10NBC first reported on the story last week.

The games that the incidents were reported to have happened at were on Tuesday, Sept. 28 and Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Players from Greece Arcadia claimed they were subjected to racial slurs at both the Pittsford Mendon boys and girls soccer games, but in a letter sent to families and staff Wednesday night, Superintendent of Schools Michael Pero said evidence does not support the serious allegations.

Pero said the review included interviews with students, site supervisors, coaches, players and officials— as well as analysis of game audio and video recordings.

The claims were part of the reason for a protest held at Pittsford Town Hall Sunday, as well as a video that a Pittsford Sutherland student posted wielding what looks like a handgun and saying he carries it to kill what sounds like the N-word before the video cuts out that the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office investigated, finding no real threat.