Report confirms racist comments were directed at Mariner girls basketball team
Lakewood sends letter of apology for racially charged environment
Last updated 7/7/2021 at 11:49am
An independent third-party report confirmed racist comments were directed at the Mariner girls basketball team during its May 20 game against Lakewood at Lakewood High School.
The investigation by Bellingham-based law firm Simmons Sweeny Smith was prompted by an email from a Mariner player to Lakewood principal Jeanette Grisham that said, "Your students and audience were yelling racial slurs and disrespecting my teammates and I throughout the entire game."
The 24-page report by attorney Jill Smith was completed after interviews with 22 students, four coaches, two athletic directors, two of...