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School board member resigns over sweaters that are deemed offensive

CINCINNATI – A school board member whose son played on an Ohio youth basketball team that wore shirts printed with the names of some of the deemed to be racist, he says, is resigning responsible for his son’s involvement.

Kerry McKiernan told the Kings Local School District meeting on Tuesday that his resignation from the board of directors is “the right thing to do.” He says that the team doesn’t mean to hurt anyone.

Players on the non-school -, recreation-team from the suburbs of Kings Mills wore sweaters are labeled with names such as “Knee Grow.” The “Wet Dream” Team, was fired Monday from the Cincinnati Premier Youth Basketball League after a parent from the opposing team raised concerns.

The team is not affiliated with the school district, but the players are district students.

The coach has declined to comment.

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