NAACP Decides Not To Push For Change In Byrnes High School Mascot

Civil rights leaders have decided they will not pursue action to change the Byrnes High School Rebels mascot that some consider controversial.

The school has used the mascot since it opened in the 1950s.

A graduate of the school has asked a West Spartanburg branch of the NAACP to look into the issue.

The committee met tonight to announce their decision.

The following is a statement from Spartanburg County School District Five regarding the decision:

“In District Five Schools, we strive each day to foster an atmosphere of sensitivity and mutual respect of all members of our community. As we move forward, our focus is, as it always has been, on our students. We aim to teach them that same respect and sensitivity.”

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