No, taunting and verbal abuse and personal attacks should not be permitted, but booing is part of home court advantage. If you eliminate it, you might as well have the games on a neutral court or with no one in attendance except the teams, coaches, and referees.
It is difficult for me to understand why you think it is acceptable for fans to boo high school athletes, and it is extremely disappointing that you and Wheeler agree that it is all right to "make fun of" the players. You have taken bullying to a new high, or low. For adults to make fun of high school players is sad. For community leaders to promote such behavior is out of line. Consider the maturity level of the participants. Consider how many situations in our schools today get out of control because of verbal abuse. I don't know if either of you have children, but if you do, I think you would like for them to attend school and participate in activities without having to deal with taunting, which is serious enough even in college and professional sports to merit a penalty. It is difficult to maintain a safe environment in schools today. Why not support the administrators and supervisors who are trying to educate through activities?