Reprimand the PSJA North Coaches

Reprimand the PSJA North Coaches

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Mark Lopez started this petition to PSJA ISD School Board

In November of 2019, my sons began to receive unfair verbal treatment from several members of the PSJA North coaching staff.  This came about from the rumors that my sons would be transferring to a new school in January 2020.

In late November of 2019, this treatment became physical and as a result my son Matthew Lopez had his wrist broken due to negligent weight stacking by one of his coaches in the weight room on campus.  Other players and coaches were present when this incident began in warm ups and it continued into strength and conditioning training. Coaches in attendance and involved were Richard LeFevre, Will Littleton, and Marcus Kauffman.  Witnesses will be kept anonymous as they are minors and this incident is currently under investigation as a grievance filed with the PSJA ISD School District. 

As my son's weight was stacked by Coach LeFevre  far beyond his strength and control, his wrist snapped on a lift even after his brother Micah asked the coaches to stop their treatment and behavior towards him.  He was told to "shut up" and spot his brother instead as he lifted.  Coach Littleton was present nearby and observing as well. After the wrist break, athletes were asked to step outside to a monkey bar drill.  As Matthew tried to head towards the trainer's office knowing something was wrong with his wrist, Coach Kauffman blatantly forced him to head back to the monkey bar drill and told to "STFU." 

The athletics class ended and kids were released back to school classes.  Matthew was referred later to an orthopedic doctor and given an Xray and MRI that revealed a break in his wrist.  The sensitivity of the break forced the ortho doctor to refer Matthew out to a hand specialist in San Antonio where he was treated and put in a cast for 4 months suffering physical and emotional trauma. 

At this point, as a concerned parent for my child and other children in our school district, I am calling for assistance to petition the PSJA ISD school board administration, and athletics department strongly to consider and motion to suspend or relieve these coaches of their duties as coaches at PSJA North high school or any other campus with this district. These coaches are currently under investigation for negligent injury to a child and failure to render aid and should not be allowed around our children.  Thanks your for your time, concern and consideration of this sensitive matter and God Bless us all!

 

 

 

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