A Texas school district is investigating claims that disgusting, racist noises were made toward a Black female basketball player during a H.S. game over the weekend … after the student section appeared to make monkey sounds as she shot free throws.
The alleged incident went down during East Central’s matchup against Marble Falls on Friday … when EC senior Asia Prudhomme was lined up at the charity stripe.
Students in attendance can be heard on video shouting during Prudhomme’s free throws … seemingly imitating monkeys.
Prudhomme shared the clip on social media after the game … saying, “This is sad, heartbreaking and uncalled for.”
“Can’t even play basketball without ignorance and racism in the stands. This really broke my heart, my coaches and teammates.”
ECHS athletic director Suzette Arriola told WFAA Marble Falls officials were alerted about the students’ actions … but no one was removed from the game.
Arriola also claims the noises were made several other times throughout the game.
Marble Falls announced Monday an investigation is underway.
“Marble Falls School District has an unyielding commitment to love every child and inspire them to achieve their fullest potential, and this applies to children outside of our school district as well.”
“We will continue to work with administration at East Central High to fully investigate and hold students accountable for their actions.”
The statement continued … “Marble Falls ISD does not condone any form of discrimination, and we would like students at East Central to know they have our full support.”