High School Boys Make ‘Rape’ Joke At Breast Cancer Awareness Football Game

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Four South Carolina students recently spelled out the word “rape” with spray painted letters on their chests as an apparent joke during a football game for their district’s annual Breast Cancer Awareness Night.

The incident occurred during Westside High School’s football game Friday against rival high school D.W. Daniel. Kyle Newton, the director of external affairs for the school district, told HuffPost that the four boys (two sophomores and two seniors) were part of a larger group that spelled out “BUMP CANCER” for the awareness event.

“Before the game started, the students essentially started playing scrabble by spelling out different words from ‘BUMP CANCER’ and taking pictures. One of those was RAPE,” Newton told HuffPost in an email. “The principal was informed later that night about what had happened, and worked to identify the students.”

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The picture of the four boys was shared on Snapchat with the caption “What we do to Daniel,” referring to the D.W. Daniel team they were playing.

The Anderson 5 Citizens for Quality Education Facebook group, which is a “non-partisan group of concerned parents, students and citizens” from the school district, published a screenshot of the Snapchat photo to Facebook with a long post condemning the four boys’ behavior.

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