Duxbury High School Investigating Football Team's Use Of 'Highly Offensive' Play-Calling Language

School officials said the Duxbury High School football team used “highly offensive language” on the field as part of a play-calling system during a recent game.

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LISA HUGHES: Duxbury High School is investigating what it calls "highly offensive language" in the football team's play-calling. The school says the language was not directed at the opposing team or at any individual. Thanks for joining us tonight. I'm Lisa Hughes.

DAVID WADE: And I'm David Wade. The school only saying that the language had quote "religious connotations." WBZ's Paula Ebben joins us now with a look at the action that the school is now taking. Paula?

PAULA EBBEN: Well, David and Lisa, Duxbury High School administrators say the language was used during a recent game as part of a system that allows players to make on-field adjustments. That play-calling system has been stopped. The school says, while the players clearly demonstrated poor judgment, the responsibility for this incident also lies with the adults overseeing the program. In a statement, Duxbury head coach Dave Maimaron did not specify what was said on the field, saying in part, "Using the term was careless, unnecessary and most importantly hurtful on its face. Inexcusable." Duxbury is now arranging mandatory training for the team in the near future, and the administration is looking into how to integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion into all of its programs. David?

DAVID WADE: All right, Paula. Also breaking here at 5:00.