LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Kentucky High School Athletic Association confirms that it’s investigating allegations made by the Lexington chapter of the NAACP. On Wednesday the NAACP said during a rally outside the school that Lexington Catholic High School violated the rules, by recruiting a student to play on the football team.
Recently a white student was suspended over allegations of terroristic threatening, involving that same African-American student. The NAACP called for the school’s principal and president to resign. The NAACP said the school has a racist atmosphere. The school’s president says the recruiting allegations are false and it is working with the KHSAA.
Here is a response from Dr. Steve Angelucci, President, Lexington Catholic High School:
“When the initial allegations of inappropriate recruiting of student-athletes were made in early April, we contacted the KHSAA the very next day. We proactively and transparently offered to share all documentation and staff testimonials to fully refute these allegations. We state in the strongest of terms that these allegations are false as we remain fully prepared to work with the KHSAA.”
Official statement from KHSAA:
“The KHSAA received a written request late Monday afternoon from the Lexington chapter of the NAACP alleging violations of KHSAA Bylaw 16 (Recruitment/Undue Influence) against Lexington Catholic High School, a member school of the KHSAA. In accordance with KHSAA Bylaw 26, Sec. 2, Reporting of Violations, the Association will determine if there is enough evidence presented to warrant further investigation into those matters that fall under the jurisdiction and authority of the KHSAA. The KHSAA does not comment on ongoing investigations but will release its findings once the investigation has been completed.”