DAGSBORO, Del. (AP) - A Delaware school district is rejecting a bid to remove the word "Indian" from its name.
The Indian River school board unanimously rejected the request, which came from a man who said he found the name racist.
The mascot name was adopted in 1967.
Indian River High School Principal Mark Steele, who played sports there and has been associated with the school for 31 years, says he had never heard a complaint about the mascot name until now. The board of education president says he considers the Indian name a sign of respect.