Students asked not to attend game after anti-Semitic taunts

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 3:29 p.m. ET

BOSTON (AP) Students at a Catholic school have been asked not to attend a semifinal basketball game days after several taunted fans from a Boston-area high school with a large Jewish population by yelling, ''You killed Jesus!''

The Boston Globe reports ( administrators for Catholic Memorial School in the city's West Roxbury neighborhood asked the students not to attend Monday night's semifinal game. They issued a statement calling the chants ''appalling'' and announcing a series of student assemblies about them.

Catholic Memorial students attending Friday's game against Newton North High School yelled the chant in response to taunts about the all-boys Catholic school not having any female students.

Catholic Memorial President Peter Folan apologized for what he called ''abhorrent behavior.''

Newton Public Schools Superintendent David Fleishman says he contacted the Anti-Defamation League.


Information from: The Boston Globe,