CENTRAL, LA (WAFB) - Parents with kids on the Scotlandville High School baseball team are outraged with a student's behavior at Thursday night's game.
They said his actions were racist, intimidating, and despicable. A video clip of the incident got the attention of school administrators.
Brad Dotson, who has two sons on the Scotlandville High School baseball team, said he records the games to keep track of his kids' progress. On Thursday night, he said he noticed something disturbing.
The video shows a player in Central High's dugout running around with what appears to be a white hood on his head. At one point he picks up what looks like a baseball bat and points it like a rifle at players on the opposing team. During that time he even pauses to lean on one of the coach's.
"I saw the parents and the kids pointing over, looking at this kid who had something over his head, covering his head. It wasn't a good look with an all-black team and the majority white team," Dotson said.
Deidre Brown, whose son also plays for Scotlandville High, said she saw it too.
"I also saw a bat and he was holding it out like it was some sort of (gun), like this. It puts us in the mind of the Ku Klux Klan," Brown said.
The parents said while the Central athlete may not had any intention of harming anyone, his behavior on the field is unacceptable.
Dotson sent the video to David Prescott, the Central High School Principal, asking that he review it and take action.
"I hope that it never happens again," Dotson said.
"That action requires a consequence," Brown said.
Central Schools Superintendent Michael Faulk declined on camera interview, but he said the video is not what the school system stands for. Faulk added that all parties involved including teachers, coaches and students have been disciplined in accordance with personnel procedures.
The superintendent said Prescott sent a letter of apology to the staff and students at Scotlandville High.