MANSFIELD (WBSM) — Mansfield Public Schools are investigating an incident from a high school basketball game where a fan allegedly yelled a racial slur.

Mansfield Public School Superintendent Teresa Murphy released a statement addressing the incident and said she is taking the matter very seriously.

"This morning, I was made aware of a social media video being circulated today that contains audio of a member of the audience allegedly shouting a racial slur during the basketball game at Mansfield High School last night," she said.

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"We want all students to feel a sense of belonging and believe there is no place for hateful language in our school or school community. Our core values reflect our wish that all students respect others and act in ways that reflect their best selves," Murphy said. "If our investigation concludes that a racial slur was used, any student involved will face discipline in accordance with our student code of conduct and handbook."

Murphy concluded by addressing the commitment from her and her administration to review the facts surrounding the incident.

"My administration is taking this issue extremely seriously and we are committed to thoroughly reviewing the facts and circumstances surrounding this incident," she said.

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