By Lanz Christian Bañes
The Vallejo school board will consider Wednesday changing Solano Middle School’s mascot, the Chieftains.
The move comes just a week after Vallejo High School’s graduation ceremony, during which the Apache mascot was officially retired and the Redhawk took its place. The board unanimously approved in November changing the Apache mascot after a series of passionate meetings in which indigenous people and their supporters said the Apache mascot was offensive.
The decision was immediately met with resistance from some students, who walked out of class, and alumni who defended the tradition of the decades-old mascot. The board, however, did not rescind its decision.