Mahopac School District outlines actions taken after incidents following Mahopac and Mount Vernon basketball game

Eight students have been suspended for allegedly tweeting

Eight students have been suspended for allegedly tweeting racial slurs about Mount Vernon players. (March 11, 2014 6:51 PM)

The head of Mahopac's Board of Education has outlined the actions taken in the wake of what he calls a very painful episode in the district's history.

Nearly two weeks ago, Mahopac High School and Mount Vernon High School faced off in a semifinal basketball game. Fights erupted in the crowd during and after the game and Mahopac's players have been accused of using racial slurs toward the Mount...

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