OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma City school will be getting a new mascot.
On Monday evening, the Oklahoma City Public School Board of Education voted to remove “Redskins” as the mascot for Capitol Hill High School.
“Oklahoma City Public Schools respects and honors the Native American community and students in our district, state and nation,” Tierney Tinnin, the district’s spokesperson, said in a statement. “The administration will immediately begin eliminating the use of the Redskins mascot and will create a committee of students, alumni and community members to identify a new mascot for Capitol Hill High School before the end of the spring semester.”
The board voted unanimously to change the mascot.