Brown County Student’s Name Listed As ‘Black Guy’ In Yearbook Photo

(NASHVILLE) – Officials with Brown County Schools are investigating an apparent racial incident where a basketball player was referred to in a photo caption as “Black Guy” and not by his name.

Superintendent Dr. Laura Hammack and high school Principal Matthew Stark issued a letter Monday that called the incident “a truly reprehensible error.”

Consequences will be determined when the investigation is completed, according to the superintendent and principal’s statement.

Hammack also addressed the situation in a Facebook Live video on the Brown County Schools – Superintendent page.

Posted by Brown County Schools – Superintendent on Monday, October 19, 2020

In the letter school officials stated –

“We strive for perfection and hope any errors are minor and inconsequential. This is not an inconsequential error.”

“Our district has been working to advance equity and inclusion for all protected classes; however, an occasion like this evidences the need for expanded response,” the statement reads. “We are committed to ensuring that Brown County Schools provide a welcoming, safe, inclusive, and equitable school community. We remain relentless in our pursuit of the same.”