via CNN

At a recent pep rally for the Waverly High School football team—located in Waverly, New York, just on the border of Witness country—a bunch of students performed a skit in blackface depicting Chris Brown beating Rihanna.

According to a CNN citizen journalist iReport, first of all, Waverly won 70-21 (Go Wolverines?), and secondly, the writer (Waverly alum Matt Dishler) goes on to note that the skit was approved by school administrators. However, Waverly Superintendent Joseph Yelich has since claimed he was not aware of it prior to the rally. In that initial iReport, Dishler paints this picture:

"Three white students performed a skit in black face, depicting Chris Brown and Rhianna most notably. In this skit they would display acts of domestic violence as satire to an audience that included not only students but parents, faculty, and various members of the media and community leaders. None of them stopped the skit."

While the school's officials have been fielding complaints (and will meet today to discuss the incident), over on Twitter and Facebook students are defending the skit... and at least one Chris Brown apologist says the performer would "whoop some ass" if he knew about this.

For now, Superintendent Yelich has released this statement: "The Waverly School District is committed to creating a positive atmosphere through our activities. I will be working with our building administrators, our staff and our students to examine our current activities and develop future activities consistent with our commitment."