Suburban NYC students suspended for racial tweets

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MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. (AP) — Three students at a suburban New York City high school have been suspended for allegedly posting racial tweets following a recent game against a rival school.

Officials say it happened after Mount Vernon defeated Mahopac on Feb. 27. Students and school officials say scuffles erupted in the stands and the racial slurs were posted afterward.

Mount Vernon Mayor Ernest Davis condemned the incident. He says the district planned to meet with state education officials to prevent such incidents in the future.

Mahopac school Superintendent Thomas Manko says three students whose tweets were verified have been suspended. He says students will be given sensitivity training so they understand why they can't use such words.

One student allegedly posted a picture of a Confederate flag.

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