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Schools investigate after possible racial slurs at end of football game

(Source: Raycom Media) (Source: Raycom Media)
ALMA, AR -

Tensions were high during the Alma/Blytheville high school playoff football game this past Friday, but it was actions after the game that opened an investigation.

According to Blytheville Superintendent Richard Twill, several parents with the school approached him after the game and claimed several Alma students were holding Donald Trump poster heads and shouting racial slurs at the players.

"I was approached by a group of parents who were at the game on the Blythe ville side and they said that a student section from Alma was chanting, ""(expletive), go home,"" Twill said.

"They felt very threatened by it. They felt it wasn't good sportsmanship (and) they felt like there were some racial undertones to that," a Blytheville parent also said.

Alma's superintendent meanwhile, says that the investigation into his school said they've "investigated every matter and have come up with nothing and nobody."

Both schools said they will continue to investigate into the matter.

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