Catholic school punishes students over racial slur in video

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Catholic school in Rhode Island has disciplined three students because of a video shared on social media that included a racial slur.

The Providence Journal reports the live video was shared on the Instagram account for the high school boys' soccer team at La Salle Academy in Providence after a victory last Friday against rival Tolman High School of Pawtucket.

The newspaper says the video shows players celebrating in the locker room.

La Salle Principal Donald Kavanagh says the slur heard in the video was "just outrageous," and this isn't "who we are or what we stand for."

He didn't identify the three students because they're minors. One received an indefinite suspension.

Tolman Coach Dan Silva says he saw the video and felt punched in the gut


Information from: The Providence Journal,