A high school basketball player has been arrested along with his brother after they beat up the coach who had benched him from a game the night before.
The incident happened when Jevin Allen, 17, and his brother Jarrick Allen, 22. Reportedly attacked the coach at the parking lot of Willis High School, in the city of Conroe, in the US state of Texas on 5th December.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement obtained by Newsflash on 9th December: “According to the coach, Jevin was benched at the game due to his behavior toward an opposing team player, which infuriated not just Jevin but his family as well.
“Upon returning to Willis High School, Jevin and his family were waiting in the parking lot.
“The coach went into the school, and when he went out into the parking lot, Jevin and his family were still there.
The teen reportedly punched the coach in the face, and his brother also attacked him.
Another coach, who witnessed the scene. Tried to stop the fight and then the suspects fled.
The statement also said: “During the investigation, deputies reviewed video surveillance and interviewed witnesses, corroborating the victim’s claims.
“Deputies also noted the victim had injuries to his head, neck, face, and arms as a result of the assault.
“Deputies located both suspects and placed them under arrest for assault on a public servant, and transported them to the Montgomery County Jail.”
Officials said that both of them have been released after posting a USD 23,000 (GBP 18,314) bond each.
The district said in a statement for local media that the student is no longer enrolled in the school and added: “We can confirm the incident did occur, and that the coach is recovering well.
“The investigation is ongoing, but we did determine that the student’s address was no longer valid, so he has been withdrawn from the district.
“We are deeply saddened by this incident and will not tolerate this behaviour from students.”