Poquoson High School returns to the field following aftermath of racist video

POQUOSON, Va. - Poquoson High School football was back at Bailey Field in York County Thursday for a home game against Tabb High School, almost a week after the school's district canceled its game following a racist video that made the rounds on the Internet.

"We are moving forward, and with the help of our students and staff, we are continuing to take the steps necessary to foster a community that values kindness and embraces individual differences," said Jennifer B. Parish, Superintendent of Poquoson City Public Schools.

A video allegedly depicting Poquoson athletes screaming racial slurs prompted school officials to take action.

The district said the video was taken outside of school, and students said there was an argument between other kids from the two schools.

School officials said last week while they knew some would be disappointed that the game was canceled, they said they have a responsibility for student safety and to help students understand that behavior has consequences.

Poquoson's football team is 1-1 after forfeiting its game to York High School. The team had previously beaten Southampton High School 42-6 on August 30.

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