School District Keeps Indian as Moscot and Name

Jul 9, 2012

The Board of Education has rejected a proposal to remove Indians as the name and mascot of the Indian River School District.

The Wilmington News reports that the school administrators had never been asked to change the name since it was adopted in 1967.

The Board said there was only one complaint.

Ocean View resident Lloyd Elling suggested the name was racist and proposed that it be removed.

But Education Board President Charlie Bireley said that members of the community were overwhelmingly opposed.