Chicago — A North Carolina high school principal apologized after a cheerleading sign with the word “White” was placed on a water fountain in the school.
Principal Dylan Stamey of Piedmont High School in Union County told parents Tuesday, “we apologize if anyone was offended,” according to Yahoo News. School officials determined the placement of the sign wasn’t intentional.
“During practice, a cheer sign was left just outside the gym on the floor and it was picked up and placed on a water fountain,” said Stamey.
In an email to the Charlotte Observer, Union County Public Schools spokesperson Tahira Stalberte said she wanted to clarify that “the school colors are blue and white. The sign in question is one of the cheer signs that’s used at athletic activities.”