DUXBURY (CBS) – An investigation into the Duxbury High School football team confirmed that players used anti-Semitic language as part of an on field play-calling system, superintendent John Antonucci said on Tuesday.
School officials said previously they were looking into “highly offensive language” used by the team during a recent game.READ MORE: Westford Academy To Change 'Grey Ghost' Mascot After Complaints
Antonucci issued an update Tuesday.READ MORE: More Than 1,200 Mass. Kids Test Positive For COVID-19 This Week
“As our investigation continues to unfold, it has become clear that members of the Duxbury High School football team did, in fact, use anti-Semitic and potentially other inappropriate and derogatory language,” Antonucci said. “We have been in touch with many members of the community, parents, and the Anti-Defamation League regarding the seriousness of the allegations. We are continuing our investigation and will have further comment at a later time.”MORE NEWS: 7-Year-Old Girl Grazed By Bullet On Talbot Ave. In Dorchester
Duxbury head coach Dave Maimaron issued a statement Monday on the incident. He did not specify what was said on the field, but said “using the term was careless, unnecessary and most importantly hurtful on its face—inexcusable.”