SEATTLE — Several Issaquah High School students are facing disciplinary action after racist rants aimed at black players on Garfield High School's basketball team.
Police said Issaquah students used Facebook, Twitter and text messages to taunt the players with racial slurs.
Copies of the messages, which added up to 10 pages, were emailed to the officer that included photos accompanied by racial slurs, according to a police report.
Police said it appeared that those responsible are students of Issaquah High School because of terms used by the group calling themselves IssaquahRefs, ISSYBROS and IHS Bros.
WARNING: Contains language some viewers may find offensive: See a copy of the police report here.
According to Issaquah High, none of the varsity basketball players were involved in the racist tauntsw that police are calling "hate speech." But the controversy comes just hours before the two schools tip-off Friday night in the state playoffs at the Tacoma Dome.
The following letter was sent to parents of Issaquah High School students on Thursday:
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