Four students at St. Anthony’s High School were expelled for two racist incidents involving the Confederate flag and blackface. You may think this Catholic school is in the Deep South, but no, it’s on Long Island. Shameful.
Four Catholic high school students on Long Island have been expelled after two senior boys brought a Confederate flag to a school event and two sophomore girls posted a blackface photo on social media, the school said.
The two events were separate, according to Gary Cregan, principal of St. Anthony’s High School.
The boys allegedly brought the flag to a school gathering on April 9. Teachers immediately took it away, and the students were suspended.
Two days later on Friday, the girls posted a photo of one of them in blackface, along with racist language, the school confirmed.