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Statement Related to San Antonio Jay High School Incident

Media Contact: Kate Hector
Phone: 512-471-5883
Fax: 512-471-6589
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Date: Sep 08, 2015
Category: Athletics


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

AUSTIN—In cooperation with the University Interscholastic League, Northside Independent School District is conducting a thorough investigation into the incident in which two students targeted an official during the football game on September 4, 2015 between San Antonio Jay High School and Marble Falls High School.

According to the district, the students involved allege that the official used a racial slur towards them and a Jay High School assistant coach made comments that could have led the students to make improper contact with the official.

Northside ISD will conduct a disciplinary hearing for the students and treat the incident as an assault on a school official. The assistant coach has been placed on administrative leave by the district while the investigation continues. The district is in the process of filing an official report to the Texas Association of Sports Officials regarding the racial slur allegations.

Interactions between coaches, students and officials should always be respectful and an official’s safety should never be compromised during a competition. The University Interscholastic League supports the initial disciplinary measures Northside ISD has taken and the UIL State Executive Committee will continue the investigation at an emergency hearing tomorrow.

The UIL State Executive Committee will convene at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at the Austin Marriott North in Round Rock. The committee will hear a report on alleged UIL rules violations by San Antonio Jay High School, students and coaches involved in the incident. The State Executive Committee has the authority to impose additional sanctions as appropriate.

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