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Backlash over photo of Jenks students, fans celebrating with no masks or social distancing

Posted at 6:46 AM, Dec 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-07 11:00:09-05

JENKS, Okla. — Jenks Public Schools issued an apology after a photo shared on social media showed celebrations after a football game with no masks or social distancing.

The Jenks Trojans won the state championship football game on Saturday and posted several photos on their Facebook page. One photo showed the student section celebrating the victory with dozens of people not wearing masks and within close contact amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Jenks later posted an apology on Facebook for the "widely criticized" photo. The district said they accept the criticism and apologize for the mistake.

The district said they will do more to "maintain stricter safety protocols" at future events.

This is the 17th state championship for the district.

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