SAN ANTONIO (AP) — San Antonio district officials are cleaning out mascot costumes, athletic gear, banners and other memorabilia after removing a Confederate reference from a high school’s name.
The San Antonio Express-News reports that the North East Independent School District plans to auction off hundreds of items from the former Robert E. Lee High School starting Monday. The move follows the district’s decision last year to change the school’s name to Legacy of Educational Excellence High.READ MORE: Secrets For Travelers During Surge In 'Revenge Travel'
Some artifacts will be saved for a future display in the school’s library, such as a statue of the Confederate general. District officials have spent weeks sorting through memorabilia associated with the Confederacy ahead of the first day of classes in August.READ MORE: DFW Area Shouldn't Have Problems With Gas Supply Or Prices Following Ransomware Attack On Pipeline
The nearly 1,600 items will be auctioned online from July 16 through July 30.MORE NEWS: CBS 11 Obtains Exclusive Photos Of Teen Migrants Detained At Dallas Convention Center