LANCASTER, N.Y. – A school district in western New York is considering whether to keep its Redskins mascot after other lacrosse teams announced they would boycott games against them over it.
The Lancaster Central School Board has been debating whether to retire the Redskins nickname because it's considered offensive to Native Americans. The district has had the nickname for more than 60 years.
Board members haven't set a timeline for a decision but called a meeting for Monday evening.
The meeting comes shortly after the Akron, Lake Shore and Niagara Wheatfield districts announced they would boycott games against Lancaster. Those districts have Native American students.
Lancaster is divided over the issue. Some agree it's time for the mascot to go, but others say it's a source of pride and never intended to offend.