CMS investigates ‘insensitive banner’ flown by Butler HS cheerleaders at football game

CMS investigates 'insensitive banner' flown by Butler HS cheerleaders at football game

CMS said Butler High cheerleaders could face consequences after an “insensitive” banner was put up for last week’s game against Charlotte Catholic.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools said it is investigating a “insensitive” banner displayed by Butler High School cheerleaders before last week’s soccer game against Charlotte Catholic.

The banner, held up before the team ran onto the field, said, “Sniff, sniff. Can you smell that? $Privilege$”

The sign quickly caught the attention of people online with Charlotte Catholic families and others who criticized its display. CMS said cheerleaders and adults responsible for the board would face consequences.

CMS issued the following statement to WCNC Charlotte:

“CMS is aware of an insensitive banner displayed by the Butler HS cheerleaders ahead of the school’s soccer game against Charlotte Catholic last Friday. Squad members and adults responsible for oversight will face repercussions as a result of that banner display. – and district officials will not provide specific information on this disciplinary matter.

Principal Golden and Learning Community Superintendent Tangela Williams has spoken to Charlotte Catholic leaders to verbally apologize. Cheerleaders from Butler High School have sent a letter of apology to colleagues at Charlotte Catholic.

Soon there will be a meeting between the cheerleaders of the schools to promote goodwill and understanding.”

WCNC Charlotte has contacted Charlotte Catholic High School for comment. That request for comment has not yet been answered.

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