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The Teton School District is dropping its Redskins mascot. Idaho Ed News reported on the crowded Tuesday night meeting where school trustees voted on the issue. We talk with Kevin Richert from Idaho Ed News about Teton and other Idaho schools that have controversial mascots.

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A small group of high school freshman staged a walkout this week at Teton High in Driggs. The students’ demonstration reignited debate about the school’s controversial mascot.

The top administrator for an eastern Idaho high school says the school will drop its longtime Redskins nickname, logo and mascot in a move to show respect for Native Americans.

Superintendent Monte Woolstenhulm announced earlier this week that Teton High School in Driggs will begin searching for a new nickname and mascot.

He says the decision was motivated by the need to teach students to see beyond skin color and assumptions based on appearances.