SC principal to remove animal heads from office walls

Parents disturbed by hunting trophies

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. — The principal at Summerville High School has removed animal trophies from the walls of his office after getting complaints.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reports that Buddy Chapel confirmed Monday he had removed the collection of African animals from his office. Chapel had a stuffed lioness, antelopes, wildebeests and animals on the walls of his office.

Questions were raised after Chapel’s collection was featured by the newspaper in a story last month.

Dorchester District 2 spokeswoman Pat Raynor says district leaders knew some parents didn’t like the display. Raynor says she is not aware of any order to remove the trophies.

Chapel has said previously that he offered to meet elsewhere if students were uncomfortable in his office but most students seemed to like the collection.

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