The Boonville R-1 District is aware of the reports regarding the inappropriate conduct that occurred at the Missouri State Fair bull riding competition this past weekend. It is unclear at this time what involvement District employees, if any, had at this non-school event. However, upon receiving these reports, the District immediately began the process of hiring an outside investigator to determinate whether District employees were involved in the inappropriate conduct. At the conclusion of the investigation, if it is discovered that District employees participated in the offensive conduct or remarks, then the District will take appropriate action. The District will not tolerate racially inflammatory statements by its District employees. The District strives to maintain the highest level of standards for all of our employees, and ensures all students, parents, and patrons of the District that this matter will be thoroughly reviewed and all appropriate measures will be taken.