Name ‘Lynch’ Removed From Schools After Word Deemed Offensive

DALLAS (CBSDFW) – A school board in Oregon has voted to remove the name ‘Lynch’ from some school buildings after the name was deemed offensive.

According to reports, the Centennial School Board voted Wednesday night to change the names of three elementary schools in the district.

The move by the school board stemmed from concerns over use of what they deemed to be ‘offensive language.’

According to reports, school district officials said some students and local families had complained that the name “Lynch” made them think of the word, lynch, and the racist connotation behind it.

For now, Lynch Wood Elementary and Lynch Meadows Elementary schools will be temporarily changed to Wood Elementary and Meadows Elementary, pending new names for both schools, KGW in Portland reports. Lynch View Elementary will be changed to Patrick Lynch Elementary school.

The schools were named for the Lynch family that donated the land over a century ago.

 

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  1. The people who find this offensive should move. Period. This is absolutely disgusting, emotional, dysfunctional behavior that is detrimental to society.

  2. By this logic, Loretta Lynch (Obama’s feckless AG) is “racist” and should change her surname! Has the whole world gone insane?!?

  3. Oscar Tapia says:

    soon the word “black ” will be removed from all dictionaries !

  4. So the Oakland Raiders star player MARSHAWN LYNCH and AG LORETTA LYNCH must be offensive and Racist according to the Centennial School Board

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