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Boyle Co. Schools issues statement after video shows official insulting Johnson Central

Posted at 10:26 AM, Dec 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-06 17:53:54-05

BOYLE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Officials with Boyle County Schools have issued a statement following a video that appeared to show a school official insulting students from the Appalachian high school they are getting ready to play for a state championship.

The game between Boyle County High School and Johnson Central High School will kick off Saturday at 4 p.m. A video posted to social media appeared to show an adult with the school stating that "a lot of people in Johnson Central can't even count to 100."

Johnson Central is located in Paintsville, Ky. The school's academic team won the Governor's Cup in March of this year.

Michael LaFavers, the superintendent of Boyle County Schools issued an apology for the comments.

"I would like to sincerely apologize to the Johnson County School system and its community. The comments made yesterday at the pep rally do not represent the values of the Boyle County School district. I have reviewed the sensitivity of this matter with the employees involved, and they now understand that the comments they made were hurtful and were not a good representation of the district. Again, I offer my apologies on behalf of the district," said LaFavers.