By Lanz Christian
The Vallejo school board voted Wednesday to once again remove a Native-American symbol as one of its school mascots.
Solano Middle School, formerly the Chieftains, will now be the Titans.
“The screenplay writer for ‘Remember the Titans,’ Gregory Howard, was an ex-Solano Middle School student. How cool is that? The circle is complete,” Principal Bob Russell said as he gave his presentation to the board.
The unanimous decision (4-0, as trustee Raymond Victor Mommsen did not enter the meeting until later in the night) echoed the board’s decision late last year to retire the Vallejo High School Apache, citing the offense it causes to indigenous peoples.