“The posting of offensive statements to social media by some Central Dauphin High School students has caused anger and outrage throughout both of our school districts and communities. As leaders, we are both committed to restoring unity in this time of conflict and divisiveness. Harrisburg High School will celebrate its homecoming festivities on Saturday, welcoming home many alumni and members of the community. They will play the Central Dauphin High School football team that afternoon. We ask that fans and spectators of both schools remain respectful throughout the day and join in the spirit of unity and good sportsmanship.”
Penn State commit Micah Parsons, the No. 5 player in the class of 2018, has been suspended from school and the football team, CBS21 reported. He will not play in Central Dauphin’s (Harrisburg, Pa.) Saturday game against Harrisburg High.
The suspension comes three days after female students at Central Dauphin put a racist post on Instagram.
Parsons responded to the post on Twitter.
WARNING: Graphic language below.
Lmao this is the school I rep ???????????? ???? I gotta transfer pic.twitter.com/mIrJh77BTC
— #blessed⭐️MVP™ (@Micah_Parsons90) October 12, 2016
Parsons is the No. 1 junior in Pennsylvania and the No. 2 defensive end in the country. He holds offers from USC, Alabama, Michigan, LSU, Florida State and Tennessee, among others.
Both Parsons’ father and coach Glen McNamee did not comment on the Penn State commit’s suspension when asked by PennLive.
The school did release this statement earlier in the week.