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Coronado Group Apologizes To Escondido School For Tortilla Throwing Incident

Group of advocates are pictured outside the Coronado Unified School District ...

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Above: Group of advocates are pictured outside the Coronado Unified School District on July 27, 2021.

InclusioNado is a group of parents and advocates. They gathered in front of the Coronado Unified School District Tuesday, to simply say sorry.

Despite an ongoing investigation, the group wanted to apologize for the tortilla throwing incident that hurt and offended not only the players of Escondido Orange Glen High School, but also the Latino community.

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“Escondido we see you, we hear you, and we stand by you,” Marely Ramirez, Inclusionado Advocate said.

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Ramirez, a parent on InclusioNado’s steering committee, said it’s time to move forward.

“Escondido, we would like to embrace the opportunity to build a bridge of respect between Coronado and Escondido,” Ramirez said.

The championship game between Coronado High and Orange Glen, that resulted in tortillas being thrown at Orange Glen athletes, has caused much controversy.

It has also led to the stripping of Coronado’s championship title by the CIF board.

“How can it be that there are so many educated people, captains of industry, that would allow that to happen,” Coronado resident Thomas Anthony Morelli said.

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Morelli is in favor of the apology. He said healing needs to happen far beyond the two school districts.

He’s had neighbors of color who have experienced racial discrimination and he’s willing to do his part to foster inclusion.

“We want to bring inclusion in this city and we pray that we can do that,” Morelli said.

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