Gaston Schools under fire for mascots

Gaston County School District has two schools that use Native Amercian mascots, the South Point Red Raiders, and the East Gaston warriors.

People against the use of the mascot say they believe it is blatantly offensive, and want the school to change the mascot.

School district board of education member Chris Howell said in a statement:

“The citizens of Gaston County (in particular Belmont, Mt Holly and Stanley) that I have talked to are in support of the mascots and do not feel they are offensive."