Officials at Catholic Memorial School in West Roxbury, Massachusetts, have apologised after some students chanted anti-Semitic taunts during a basketball game against a school with a large Jewish population.
Dozens of Catholic Memorial students, which is an is an all-boys college preparatory school, attending Friday's game against Newton North High School were overheard yelling, "You killed Jesus" to Newton North fans.
Catholic Memorial President Peter Folan said in a statement that the school will work diligently to end what he called "abhorrent behaviour."
Folan said the Catholic Memorial students were reprimanded and had to apologise to the Newton North principal after the game.
Newton Public Schools Superintendent David Fleishman said he contacted the Anti-Defamation League, adding that Newton students would discuss the incident on Monday.
Fleishman also said that administrators would also address chants of "sausage fest" that came from the Newton North cheering section.
The Archdiocese released a statement on Saturday afternoon and called the behaviour unacceptable.
"We are pleased that the administration of Catholic Memorial took corrective action immediately during and after the basketball game," the Archdiocese said. "This incident, while not representative of the school community, presents an opportunity to promote an important learning experience for the students."
The Archdiocese said it will assist Catholic Memorial in providing students with awareness education to ensure this type of behaviour doesn't happen again.