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Threat of violence at H-F ‘unsubstantiated,’ high school officials say

After days of speculation, Homewood-Flossmoor High School administrators Thursday informed senior Taiylar Ball that she will be able to walk the stage at Sunday’s graduation ceremony.  

Ball was denied entry to prom last weekend after she used the N-word in a poem during the May 19 senior talent show. Her poem titled “Dear Black Girls” referenced stereotypes attributed to black women and the empowerment of black girls.

Ball said she met earlier in the day with Principal Ryan Pitcock and Superintendent Von Mansfield to discuss the decision regarding graduation.

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Friday, June 24

  • Pride Party at the Flossmoor Community Church Community House, 847 Hutchison Road in Flossmoor. The family-friendly event will have food, music and other entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m.

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