Four members of the Malcolm X Shabazz H.S. in Newark New Jersey Junior Varsity basketball team are in trouble after being caught on tape beating the breaks off of their coach.
The incident went down after the team returned home from an away game Tuesday night. The coach is said to have tried to prevent his players from bullying another student, only to have his players turn on him.
Disturbing video out of Newark, NJ where a high school basketball coach was attacked by his own players. Police are working to identify the suspects. (Sharing recut video due to offensive language) Live report on Eyewitness News and updates here: https://t.co/ASc7PagSOp pic.twitter.com/5elHx2ujQo— Eyewitness News (@ABC7NY) February 6, 2020
“We support the superintendent and principal and will do what we can to make the rest of the year successful,” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said in a statement to NJ Advance Media. “The actions of these students will not be tolerated. It does not represent the majority of the school. The school and team have great kids. Many of them go on to college and on to do great things."
Police won't identify any subjects because they are minors, but they say they are on the case.
"Our detectives are investigating this incident to identify and to appropriately charge those individuals involved," Anthony F. Ambrose Newark Public Safety Director said. "Those found to have participated in this senseless act of violence will face criminal charges."