Education | Sports

Public high school in Idaho told to remove 'Redskins' mascot

A public high school in Idaho has been ordered to eliminate its "Redskins" mascot.

Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulme said the Teton High School will have to come up with a new mascot in the fall. The "Redskins" mascot singles out Native American students, he said.

"In light of our tradition of not only athletic excellence, but also our respect for others, the decision was made to change the school mascot," Woolstenhulme said in a press release.

Woolstenhulme noted a "national conversation" regarding the use of the Washington Redskins mascot. He said his decision was based out of "respect for others."

Get the Story:
Teton High School drops Redskins as mascot (The Teton Valley News 6/12)
Idaho high school drops use of ‘Redskins’ logo, mascot out of respect for Native Americans (AP 6/12)
Roger Goodell defends Redskins nickname in a letter to Congress (The Washington Post 6/12)
'Redskins' Are Too Racist for Idaho, Not Yet D.C. (The National Journal 6/12)
Petitioners demand halt to high school mascot change (The Teton Valley News 6/13)

Related Stories:
NFL official defends use of Washington Redskins team name (6/12)

Join the Conversation