NAACP holds rally outside of LCHS

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – More accusations Tuesday morning from the NAACP about what it calls systemic racial, bigoted and sexist issues at Lexington Catholic High School.

The organization, once again, called for the resignation of the school’s president and vice president at a rally.

NAACP, Rally, Lexington Catholic High School

NAACP representatives take to the podium at a rally outside of LCHS (WTVQ/Fadia Patterson)

Charges were filed against a white student weeks ago when a Lex-Cath parent came forward saying the student had threatened to ‘lynch’ her black son. The two played on the football team together.

Since then, the NAACP has made claims of other instances of racism, and alleged a lack of action by administrators, including the Diocese of Lexington.

Lexington Catholic High School sent out a response to the rally, saying, “The decision of the Lexington chapter of the NAACP to rally in front of Lexington Catholic High School is disappointing.  Lexington Catholic has already announced its commitment to address issues of diversity.  That process has already started.”

About a dozen people attended the rally.

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6:14 a.m.

Leaders of the Lexington chapter of NAACP have planned to rally in front of Lexington Catholic High School at  9 a.m. Tuesday.

The organization says this is in response to recent race-related issues at the school.

Last month ‘two’ African-American students claimed they were harassed and threatened. In one instance, the mother of a 14-year-old says someone texted her son threatening messages.

According to her, one of the messages was about lynching him. In that case, the school suspended a white student who was later charged with terroristic threatening.

No action was taken after another student said he was harassed because the school says it was never reported.

Both students are represented by an attorney.

The leaders of the Lexington NAACP chapter say they met twice with the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington, but that those meetings have not led to any changes in the school’s culture.

However, Lexington Catholic High School leaders say they were working with local and national diversity experts.

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