How upset would you have to be with the coach of your HS basketball team to quit DURING a game? Apparently about half the team at Springer High School in Texas felt that a bullying situation had not been addressed, so they walked out at halftime and quit. Here’s more from KXII:
Students and parents at Springer High School are frustrated with school administrators, and the how slow they are to respond to complaints that bullying is occurring at their school. A group of students who were all members of the Girls Basketball team until a few nights ago, sat down with our own Daniel Armbruster to express their displeasure.
They say that the head coach of the girls basketball team, Robert Bradley, along with one of his players have bullied them over the course of the last 2 years. A sign above the front door at Springer Schools reads “Welcome to our school. Where no child is left behind.” But, if you ask some students and parents, they might disagree.
“He belittles them…he cusses at them,” said Jamie Frasier, a concerned parent. She and others say Coach Bradley treats most of his team poorly. In fact at half-time of their game on Thursday, nearly half of his players got up and walked out. “We don’t just walk away for nothing there has to be something wrong,” said Chelsea Whitfield, one of the players who walked out.
The concerned students and parents say they disagree with the way that Coach Bradley and Principal Brenda Foster have allowed several bullying situations between one teammate and the rest of the team to go unnoticed.