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Racist chant targets Iowa high school basketball players

Boys on a northwest Iowa high school basketball team were met with racist chants by students from a rival team on Friday night, administrators said.
The Storm Lake Tornadoes traveled to Spencer to play against the Tigers, but some in the Spencer student section chanted slogans against the Storm Lake players, such as “go back to where you came from,” superintendents from both school districts confirmed.
The Storm Lake school district has 2,400 students, and 84 percent of the students are non-Caucasian, said Storm Lake Superintendent Carl Turner. The Spencer school district has 1,900 students and is predominantly white.
The two schools have an intense rivalry in athletics