There are some people in this world that you just do not want to piss off & we can now add volunteer high school coach Geoff Capell to that list. Despite being in front of a huge crowd of people at a swim meet, many of whom were videotaping, Capell let anger get the better of him as he decided to pull the captain of the swim team out of the pool … by her hair. (Something about some kind of “intentional disqualification” act she did.)
The rest of the team can rest easy now as he has resigned and the DA is on the case but what about the 2 girls that upset Capell? Well, their fate lies in the hands of the varsity coach, who just happens to be Capell’s daughter. This probably will not end well if anger management issues runs in the Capell family.
On a side note: high school principals & officials must go to some special training or retreat that teaches them to say the most pointless and neutral things to reporters during scandalous times. Instead of the obligatory “shocked” comments, Roosevelt High principal decided to describe the incident as a case of the “bad choices”. What would be the “good choice” in this case? Pulling her up by the throat?
Fox 40 has the story and a video clip of the incident
Less than two months ago, Andrew Bartley, 18, of Firestone High School in Akron, Ohio was on top of the world, winning the Division I 100-yard breast stroke for the second straight year. Word was that he was going to get a college scholarship to swim and from there, who knows? Today, Andrew sits in an Ohio jail in what started as a complaint at Firestone that he was trying to intimidate or bully fellow students. The school’s “resource officer” questioned Bartley and found that he was carrying around with him a shell casing for a semi-automatic rifle. Not something most kids carry around at school, so the officer then asked the swimmer if he had any weapons in his car.
Along with an SKS 7.62-mm rifle, 10 rounds of ammunition, cops also found 1 gram of marijuana, a marijuana pipe, a pill crusher, as well as brass knuckles and a butterfly knife. The last two items not typically used by hunters to go after small game, but you never know when you might get into a brawl with a couple of drunk deer in the woods.
Bartley was charged with conveyance of a deadly weapon into a school safety zone, possession of a deadly weapon, drug abuse of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. And he likely won’t be getting that scholarship now because he likely won’t be graduating from high school any time soon.
Do prisons have swim teams?