School Superintendent Michael Sullivan has denounced the display of the “Tomahawk Chop” and a Native American headdress at the Thanksgiving football game and at pep rally the night before. The actions distracted from a “great game” at a time the community is debating the appropriateness of the team’s Indians mascot, Sullivan said in a statement to the Gill-Montague School Committee and the media Monday.
The district isn’t taking any disciplinary action against the team or staff members, according to Sullivan. He said the timing of the action shows that those who did it meant to send a message on the current debate about the school’s use of the mascot.
Read the full article by Miranda Davis in the Greenfield Recorder.