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Yerington student body to hold Unity Day in light of racial bullying allegations

Yerington High School is seen in this file photo (KRNV/KRXI)

Yerington High School's student body will hold a Unity Day this Friday amid allegations that two students recently faced racial bullying.

The student body president and other student leaders announced the event for Friday, Dec. 8, saying in a statement it's meant "to bring all students together in unity."

The event comes as a Yerington family says it is considering legal action against the Lyon County School District.

The Tollivers said their daughters have been the victims of racial bullying at Yerington High and that the district was slow to respond to their reports.

News 4 also learned that the Yerington Police Department shredded the Tollivers' statements, though city officials said it was an honest mistake.

The reports were re-created, and the case has been forwarded to the Lyon County District Attorney's office.

The Lyon County School District released a statement saying school staff "appropriately investigated and addressed every reported incident in this matter."

Administrators have created a "unity committee" made of students, staff, family and community members, the district said in its statement. That committee would advise staff and students on best practices for creating an inclusive and safe environment.

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