Forum Set To Discuss Removal Of 'Redskins' Mascot At Capitol Hill High

Tuesday, January 6th 2015, 9:21 am
By: News 9

The largest school district in the state is hoping parents and students show up Tuesday night for a forum that will address the removal of the "Redskins" mascot at Capitol Hill High School.

Less than a month ago, students protested when the Oklahoma City School Board suddenly decided to eliminate the name of the Capitol Hill High School's mascot - the "Redskins.”

12/10/2014 Related Story: Capitol Hill Students Protest District's Decision To Change Mascot

The district said the term is offensive to some of its students, and would work with the community to explain why and that's what we'll be seeing Tuesday night.

The Native American Parent Committee and the Native American Student Services are hosting the forum from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. inside the Oklahoma City Schools Administration Building on Klein Avenue.

Organizers said there will be a chance for people to ask questions.

The school district has acknowledged this is an emotional issue for everyone. So far a new mascot name has not been named.