The Shelter Island Board of Education on Long Island has voted to retire its high school’s mascot “the Indians.” The school has used the image of a Native American since 1970.
Opponents of the mascot say the use of the name and icon is racially insensitive and offensive.
In July, a former student started an online petition. More than 1,000 people have signed the petition, calling for the change.
Board members say they are still in the process of choosing a new name and mascot.