Columbia Public Schools Looking at Removing Rock Bridge High School Athletic Field Name

The Columbia Public Schools and Board of Education is looking in to renaming the Rock Bridge High School’s Sells Field.

According to district the Board of Education were made aware of a social media post made by Rock Bridge High School’s Sells Field namesake.

The post used profane language to refer to NFL football players who took a knee during the playing of the national anthem, as well as others who the author perceived to be affiliated with all lives matter.

The Columbia School District says Mr. Sells financial gift to the school was and is appreciated, however the content of the post is not representative of values of Rock Bridge High School, or the Board of Education.

The Board of Education will convene a special closed session on Friday, September 18th, and will discuss removing the name at its public work session on September 24th.