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Ankeny Superintendent Responds to Allegations of Centennial Football Player Using Racial Slur

ANKENY, Iowa -- Ankeny's superintendent is responding publicly to allegations of a Centennial football player using a racial slur against an opponent earlier this month.

The parent of a Des Moines Roosevelt player alleges the slur was used against her son after a game Centennial won.

Ankeny superintendent Dr. Bruce Kimpston posted a response on the school's blog.

Dr. Kimpston writes in part:

I want to apologize to the Roosevelt player and his family for the experience they had in Ankeny. While I cannot legally comment on a student`s individual disciplinary investigation, let me be clear: This kind of behavior is completely contrary to the inclusiveness that the Ankeny Community School District teaches at every grade level in all of our buildings.

Kimpston also said he realizes Ankeny is not the most diverse district in the state, but added the district actively teaches and preaches cultural acceptance and awareness to its students and staff.