TIOGA COUNTY, N.Y. -- The Waverly Central School District is taking steps to promote diversity, tolerance and respect following a controversial pep rally that occurred two weeks ago.
Three students dressed in blackface acted out a domestic violence skit recreating the beating of singer Rihanna by hip hop artist, Chris Brown.
The district superintendent says counselors will be available for students throughout the year and a discussion group comprised of teachers and student leaders will meet regularly. A community group called "Waverly Cares" has also been formed and they will be selling t-shirts and wrist bands to promote solidarity.
A rally has also been planned for 2 p.m. on November 18th at the high school football stadium.