School probes allegations of racial slurs hurled at middle schoolers, spectators blamed

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Barnegat school officials on Friday said students spectators – not players from the district – made “offensive and insensitive comments” toward opposing Lakewood players during a middle school girls basketball game. Brian Latwis, Barnegat superintendent of schools, wrote a letter to township families in response to allegations from the Lakewood school district that players faced racial slurs and taunts about their socioeconomic status during a game Wednesday at the Russell O. Brackman Middle School. One Lakewood player was called a “Black b—-” during the third quarter of the game, Lakewood B…

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