A north Fulton County mother said a locker room scuffle left her teenage son with a black eye and a concussion, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Cellphone footage shared with the news station appears to show a fist fight among two football players in Roswell High School’s locker room.
Now, the Fulton County School System is investigating the incident.
“When he came home, he was hiding his face, so immediately I knew something was wrong,” the student’s mom said. “When he turned around I noticed that he had a black eye.”
She said her son, a rising sophomore, was surrounded by teammates in the locker room and forced to fight.
“Nobody cared about stopping the fight,” said the student’s mother, who asked Channel 2 not to be identified. “They just stood there and wanted the boy to continue hitting on my son.”
She believes the students were picking on her child because of his smaller stature.
“They were talking about how he don't belong on the team because he's too small,” she said, adding that she talked to the coach about it, but didn’t think he took the news as seriously as he should have.
In a statement provided to Channel 2, district officials said they are looking into the incident.
“Fulton County Schools will continue to hold our student athletes to the highest standards, and we expect them to always promote great sportsmanship towards their teammates and opponents,” the statement reads. “Failure to comply with these expectations will not be tolerated, and we will continue to hold our athletes accountable to the highest standards."
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