2 Months After Toxic Derailment, Schools Won’t Let Athletes Compete In East Palestine

  • Some nearby school districts are declining to visit East Palestine, Ohio, to compete in track meets two months after a train derailment exposed the town to toxic chemicals, locals told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
  • The school district’s athletic budget dropped between 40-50% in lost participation fees, entry fees and attendance at track meets as teams from the surrounding areas have opted not to travel to the town to compete, Dwayne Pavkovich, assistant principal and athletic director at East Palestine City Schools, told the DCNF.
  • Many are hesitant to visit East Palestine due to alleged misinformation that circulates on social media, despite the district’s best attempts to provide accurate information to other district officials.
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