McDONOUGH — Ahead of a high school football game between McDonough High and Locust Grove, one school is issuing an apology over an inappropriate ribbon.
School officials of Locust Grove were notified of an inappropriate message printed on a spirit ribbon ahead of their Friday night football scrimmage against McDonough High.
The ribbon in question was printed with Locust Grove’s mascot and contained the phrase “Hang the Warhawks.” It depicts the mascot in a noose.
An official statement from the Henry County School district was released to the Henry Herald on Thursday evening.
“We were made aware of a highly inappropriate message that was produced on a Locust Grove ribbon for their upcoming football scrimmage. School administrators were not aware nor ever approved the ribbon purchase. However, once alerted to the matter, the school took immediate corrective action to collect the limited number of ribbons that were distributed. Additionally, both schools have spoken and an apology has been shared between school administrators and athletic officials. We do not tolerate these types of inappropriate messages and behaviors. A further investigation into the matter is underway. “