Catholic School Apologizes After Students Chant 'You Killed Jesus' At Jewish Rivals
Administrators from a Massachusetts Catholic high school have apologized after students at a basketball game reportedly chanted "you killed Jesus" at Jewish rivals.
Dozens of students from Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury were reportedly heard chanting the offensive phrase at Newton North high school, which has a substantial Jewish population.
In the face of swift and widespread outrage, Catholic Memorial School released a statement concerning the incident on Saturday.
"Catholic Memorial School is deeply disturbed by the behavior of a group of student spectators who made an unacceptable chant Friday night while playing Newton North High School," school officials wrote.
The Archdiocese of Boston even gave a statement on the matter, notes WCVB.
"We are pleased that the administration of Catholic Memorial took corrective action immediately during and after the basketball game. This incident, while not representative of the school community, presents an opportunity to promote an important learning experience for the students," the Archdiocese said.
"We stand ready to assist Catholic Memorial in providing the student body with the awareness education that is needed to ensure that there is no recurrence of these actions or attitudes."
Catholic Memorial is an all-boys Catholic middle and high school in West Roxbury.
Catholic Memorial's notable alumni include Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block fame as well as several professional ice hockey players.
Newton North alumni include comedian Louis C.K., actress Priyanka Chopra and actor Matt LeBlanc of friends fame.