WPXI’s Melanie Gillespie reached out to both school districts and was told in a statement that the Connellsville athletic director stopped the chanting within seconds of it starting.
"…and addressed the student section... regarding how the chant could be offensive and is not appropriate. The students involved then met with the high school principal and athletic director to reinforce that this type of behavior is not representative of the Connellsville School District."
Connellsville’s administrators also apologized to those offended.
Uniontown’s superintendent released the following statement:
"These types of actions have no place anywhere in our schools. It's a sad reflection of what is occurring throughout the country and reactions such as this along with violent protests nationwide reflect a deep division in our society."