On Friday evening, the Peekskill City School District provided The Peekskill Post with an update on it’s investigation into the Feb. 18 melee that took place following the girls basketball team’s season-ending loss at Tappan Zee.
The following is from Superintendent Dr. David Fine:
“To follow up on the incident that occurred at the Peekskill vs. Tappan Zee basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 18, the Peekskill City School District would like the public to be aware that we have been working diligently to conduct an in-depth investigation since this event took place. This is a very complicated situation with various layers of accountability, which we are mindfully and respectfully addressing.
Our discussions took many hours as we analyzed all levels of this incident. Conversation began Saturday evening and continued throughout the week. The young ladies involved in this matter are good kids with bright futures who made bad decisions in a single moment. Unfortunately, their individual actions at Saturday night’s game, regardless if it was minor or major, resulted in the escalation of an unsafe environment that evening.
Our students, and those that come out to support our Peekskill schools, are ambassadors for our amazing city and we expect that they, at all times, act with poise and respect. Those that were involved in the event are being held accountable as it relates to our district’s policies and Code of Conduct.
Additional discussions will take place next week regarding our 2017-2018 season, parental involvement and our athletic program.
Dr. David Fine
Superintendent of Schools