Teacher 'Sickout' Nixes Fan Buses to Tournament Game

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The Kentucky High School Athletic Association scheduled the game precisely to attract a big crowd from Butler Traditional High School in Louisville, Ky., but a teacher "sickout" in Jefferson County Public Schools prevented some 400 Butler students from traveling to Lexington on Thursday for a noon tipoff against Perry County Central in the Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Sweet 16 state tournament game.

The reason? "We couldn't find bus drivers," said Bulter athletic director Mike Crawley, who canceled the 10 buses reserved for the road trip to Rupp Arena. Even the school's band was left behind.

As reported by the Louisville Courier Journal, KHSAA commissioner Julian Tackett said one reason the Butler-Perry County Central game was scheduled for noon was because of the history of JCPS schools bringing large crowds of students for games held during regular school hours.

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