WASHINGTON TWP., Montgomery County ? Spring Valley Academy is looking into reports that students watching the inauguration of President Obama engaged in inappropriate racial behavior.
Principal Jeff Bovee has issued a statement saying school officials are "investigating reports from students that during a school assembly there were some unfortunate behavior and racial comments. If they are found to be true, appropriate disciplinary action will be taken," he said.
The student body watched the inauguration Jan. 20, during a school assembly in the gymnasium of their Ridgeville campus. Spring Valley Academy students have been attending school there since their Washington Twp. school was damaged in an electrical fire Sept. 8.
Afterward, he started hearing rumors about white students wearing Ku Klux Klan outfits after the inauguration ceremony was over, Bovee said.
He said his investigation thus far has shown that five students ? four boys and one girl ? had on their white basketball varsity hoodies. They apparently put their hoods up, which is against the school's dress code, which bans caps or hats in school, Bovee said.
Bovee said his investigation is continuing, but all the black students and all the white students he has talked to who saw the incident said no racial slurs were made.