GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -- A group of Grand Haven athletes is taking a stand against recent acts of racism at their school. The lady Bucs sported tie-dyed shoelaces during Thursday night's game to show their disapproval of racial discrimination at the high school.
At least six students have been disciplined for KKK-like apparel and racial slurs targeting two bi-racial classmates. The colorful shoelaces the team picked out hold special meaning.
"The symbolism behind the multi-colored shoe laces is support for people of all different colors, races, creeds, nationalities. And really they want to support all kids and know that they're supporting all of their classmates," says Jeff Beswick, a father of a player.
The Ottawa County Prosecutor is reviewing the racial intimidation case to decide if any criminal charges are warranted. The U.S. Department of Education is also investigating.