Fisher reinstates cheerleading activities after video of members using slur while rapping

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St. John Fisher has resumed cheerleading activities following a suspension after a video surfaced online showing squad members saying the N-word while singing along with a rap song.

The Snapchat video, which made headlines in January, showed some of the cheerleaders using the N-word three times while singing along with Meek Mill’s song “Dreams and Nightmares.”

After being shared online, the college suspended the squad and launched an investigation into the matter.

In a letter, Fisher President Gerard Rooney said, “As a campus community, we will not support acts or behaviors that are not consistent with the values espoused in our mission statement and in the Fisher Creed.”

In a message to News 8 on Thursday, a college spokesperson said the investigation and disciplinary process has been completed. However, officials said, due to privacy laws, they were unable to share further details.

The video came weeks after Fisher students were involved in another racially-charged incident where police said they damaged a statue of Frederick Douglass in downtown Rochester.

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