Safety & Security: Emergency Response
- Belgium Soccer Team Cancels Practice After Attacks
by AB Staff March 2016
Belgium's national soccer team called off a practice session in Brussels on Tuesday after the city was hit by bomb attacks.
- Athletic Trainer, AED Save Athlete After Collapse
by Jason Scott March 2016
Caleb Perkins, an athlete at Revere High School in Ohio, collapsed and went into full cardiac arrest during track practice on Friday afternoon. The combined quick thinking by a coach and athletic trainer, and the use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) may have saved his life.
- Entire HS Football Staff Fired After Hazing Investigation
by Michaelle Bond, Mike Sielski, and Laura McCrystal March 2016
Officials of a Main Line school district said Thursday that they had removed the entire Conestoga High School football coaching staff, and that the head coach had resigned, after an internal investigation showed that players had routinely hazed teammates for years. "The locker rooms had an insufficient adult presence throughout the football season, creating an environment where hazing activities could occur," Tredyffrin/Easttown district officials said.
- 8-Foot Gator Prompts Park Closure
by Kimberly James March 2016
A portion of the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area will be closed indefinitely for the safety of visitors and to protect visiting wildlife, National Park Service officials said Tuesday. The action follows the spotting of an alligator last week.
- Charges Re-Filed Against Officer in Heinz Field Case
by Matthew Santoni February 2016
Witnesses say Pittsburgh police Sgt. Stephen Matakovich told a drunk teen outside Heinz Field: "I'm going to shove my boot so far up your (expletive), you'll taste my shoelaces."
- Tennessee Coaches Unite to Defend Campus Culture
by Dustin Dopirak February 2016
All 16 University of Tennessee head coaches said at a news conference Tuesday the athletic department does not have a sexist culture, despite claims made in a recent federal lawsuit that the coaches admitted have hurt recruiting. “Is it being mentioned in recruiting? Yes,” said women’s basketball coach Holly Warlick. “As coaches, we recruit kids as if they are one of our own. Are we concerned anywhere they go, whether it’s the University of Tennessee everywhere in terms of their safety? Absolutely. ... If I had a daughter, I would not hesitate one bit for her to come on campus.” Most of the coaches at the news conference had no See ut, 15A connection to the Title IX lawsuit alleging a “hostile sexual environment” on campus. The news conference did not include athletic director Dave Hart or any members of the University of Tennessee administration. The coaches said they called the news conference on their own accord, consulting with athletics department spokesman Ryan Robinson but not administrators.
- Burst Pipe Floods HS Gym, Forces Teams Out
by Josh Weinreb February 2016
Hanover High School has been forced to find alternate practice and game arrangements for its basketball teams for at least the rest of the week after water from a burst pipe flooded the school's gymnasium. Around 2 p.m. on Monday, a pipe from the sprinkler system located in the hallway just outside the gymnasium burst, leaking water onto the floor. As Hanover grounds and maintenance director Jonathan Brush theorized, the burst most likely was caused by extreme freezing conditions outside.
- Board Considers External Audit of School Culture
by Kendi Anderson February 2016
In the wake of the alleged rape of an Ooltewah High School freshman, the Hamilton County school board discussed having an external review of individual schools' culture and ensuring board policies are being implemented across the district.
- Alleged Hazing Leads to Suspension for Coach, Players
by Glen Rosales February 2016
After a possible hazing incident last week, Santa Fe High School boys basketball coach David Rodriguez and four players were suspended for Tuesday's District 1-6A game against Cleveland.
- High School Wrestlers Charged with Rape
by Jason Scott February 2016
Four wrestlers from Norman North High School in Oklahoma have been charged with rape, stemming from a January incident that took place on a team bus.