Mother reports noose found in Enid’s visitors’ shower area
Team Radio Marketing Group - September 27, 2017 4:01 pm
Ponca City mother Yolanda Jackson posted a photo of a noose hanging in an Enid stadium locker room on Wednesday after the Wildcats traveled to Enid Tuesday night for a football game. Team members found the noose in the visitors’ shower area.
“Imagine your kid walking into the Enid locker room & finding this! The hate & ignorance is real. Teach your kids to be respectful of others. A glimpse of small town America,” Jackson wrote in a social media post.
The Enid Public School administration said it was aware of the photo and had been in contact with Ponca City schools over the incident.
Enid Public Schools has reported that following Tuesday night’s middle school football games, Ponca City parents notified the district Wednesday morning that their players reported an inappropriate display in the visitors’ locker room at D. Bruce Selby stadium. Upon immediately checking the locker room, Enid school officials found a chair and a USB cord with a 2-inch noose hanging in the visitors’ locker room.
A public statement from Enid Public Schools and Ponca City Schools has been released.
Enid Public Schools and Ponca City Public Schools have a close working relationship and are coordinating together, with their administration and athletic departments, to investigate and address this issue. Ponca City parents notified both districts of this concern Wednesday morning, following Tuesday night’s games. Upon immediately checking the locker room, Enid school officials found a chair and a USB cord with a 2-inch noose hanging in the visitors’ locker room. Neither school district condones this behavior, which is insensitive and unacceptable. The person responsible, when found, will be held accountable for his or her actions. Additionally, we will continue to educate our students about tolerance and respect for others, in all situations.
Shelley Arrott, Ponca City Public Schools Superintendent
Dr. Darrell Floyd, Enid Public Schools Superintendent