Student healing from injuries after she says coach punished her

Student healing from injuries after she says coach punished her

Student healing from injuries after she says coach punished her

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by Sharon Ko / KENS 5

KREM.com

Posted on March 21, 2014 at 10:48 AM

SAN ANTONIO -- A Wilson County student is still healing from injuries she sustained after she said the head softball coach forced her to get on her hands and knees for bear crawls.

The student's mother, Patricia Killian, said her daughter, a Stockdale High School junior, was also made to run up and down the bleachers.

"It took her approximately an hour, an hour-and-a-half non-stop," said Killian.

Killian and her daughter told KENS 5 no other players who opted to not join the team got subjected to bear crawls.

"She had bloody knuckles. Raw knuckles. Her knees were scraped," said Killian.

Killian said the verbal punishment brought more pain to the physical injuries.
               
"In her book, she would always be a quitter since she quit playing sports. I just don't feel like children should be talked to that way," said Killian.

KENS 5 spoke to the Stockdale ISD superintendent for comment.

"We looked at the circumstances and after looking at the circumstances we deemed that it was handled appropriately. And since it does have to do with the personnel and students, that's all the comments I'm going to have at this time," said Paul Derilek, superintendent.

Although the superintendent confirmed this incident happened, he did not confirm that this was a form of punishment for quitting the team.

Killian said her daughter opted out of softball to focus on rodeo and track.

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