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Teton High School will remain the Redskins for now

District has no immediate plans to drop the 103-year-old nickname


On Monday, superintendent Monte Woolstenhume announced that Teton High School in Driggs, Idaho, would drop its 103-year-old 'Redskins' nickname, logo and mascot. By Thursday, Woolstenhume was backtracking on that decision.

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“As this week has progressed I've taken feedback from many people that are passionate about this issue, those that agree with the decision and those that strongly disagree with changing the Redskin mascot at Teton High School,” Woolstenhume wrote in an e-mail to the local media, including Local News 8. "I appreciate people taking the time to share their opinions.”

The Idaho State Journal reports that Woolstenhune will reach out to the Shoshone-Bannock tribes at the Fort Hall Reservation for feedback on the issue.

“I had contacted the Sho-Ban High School previously to discuss this issue, but had not communicated directly with the tribal leadership,” Woolstenhume said.

Thanks to @dcsportsbog for bringing this story to our attention.

 

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