PODCAST- RI Soccer Association: Ban high school sports in Burrillville for a year

(Burrillville) The Rhode Island Soccer Association is calling on the Rhode Island Interscholastic League to ban all sports in Burrillville for a year in the aftermath of a race related incident at a girls volleyball game last month.

“We can find there’s been no conclusion, no resolution and no program taken on by the town of Burrillville to root out this type of problem,” said David Borts, President of the Rhode Island Soccer Association to WPRO’s Gene Valicenti on Monday morning. The group is unhappy no public action has been taken by the schools against students involved.

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Michael Sollitto, Burrillville Schools Superintendent, tells WPRO several students have been given unspecified discipline in the aftermath of the incident. A letter has also been sent home to all parents outlining the district’s steps to address issues of equity and diversity.