Statement from Jamestown Superintendent Bret Apthorpe

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Jamestown Public Schools

Regarding the event at the JHS 9th Grade Football game when a player knelt during the National Anthem, Jamestown Public Schools believes that this presents an opportunity for a learning moment among our students.

Jamestown coaches and teachers will use this opportunity for all students in our district to learn more about patriotism, sacrifice, civil rights, advocacy and freedom of speech. This event is not about consequences for students, and there will be no consequences for this student, but rather it is about a learning moment for all students.