Officials from Lexington Catholic High School and Lexington Christian Academy said on Sunday they were investigating a video that purports to show the targeted LCA mascot in a bathroom on the same night the two schools played a game of rivalry .
In costume, the ACL mascot, described as an adult school guard, appears to be confronted, potentially by more than one person, and repeatedly hit around the shoulders and head.
The video was apparently taken in an LCA men’s room during a Friday night football game between the two schools and was posted on an LCA student. Twitter page with the words, “Losing 40 and trying to push our mascot (our janitor) while he’s trying to go to the bathroom?” “
The Twitter post suggested that the principal of Lexington Catholic High School needed to fix the issue.
Lexington Catholic spokesperson Lesley Farmer said on Sunday that “The Lexington Catholic administration is aware of the video and will investigate the incident as soon as we return to school on Monday morning.”
“LCA is aware of a situation which allegedly took place on Friday night during a home football game. School administrators are cooperating fully with authorities during their ongoing investigation, ”LCA spokesman Dan Koett said on Sunday.
Kentucky High School Athletic Association commissioner Julian Tackett said on Sunday he was aware of the video.
“Obviously we will help our schools if they wish, but at least for now, the jurisdiction lies with schools and school systems and local law enforcement,” Tackett told the Herald-Leader.
He said the alleged incident was outside of KHSAA’s jurisdiction, even though it allegedly happened at a gambling site.
The incident was not reported to Lexington Police, department spokesman Donnell Gordon said on Sunday.
LCA beat Lexington Catholic on Friday night 43-7 in front of a standing crowd only.
The rivalry between the two previously undefeated private school football teams has escalated, the Herald-Leader reported on Thursday.
This story was originally published September 19, 2021 4:05 pm.