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Wednesday
Nov232011

Bus Carrying Girls Basketball Team Crashes in Maryland

George Doyle/Stockbyte(CHAPTICO, Md.) -- A bus carrying a girl’s high school basketball team went off a roadway and crashed in southern Maryland Tuesday night, sending over a dozen people to the hospital with injuries.

The crash occurred in the town of Chaptico in St. Mary’s County, state police told ABC News, adding that three vehicles -- the bus, a car and a truck -- were involved in the accident.  The bus was carrying students from Great Mills High School who were returning from a basketball game in Colonial Beach, Va.

According to police, those injured -- including at least 15 of the 28 students on board -- were taken to St. Mary’s Hospital.  The students have all since been released from the hospital, reports local website TheBayNet.com.

The driver of the truck involved, John Patrick Kravats, a 45-year-old registered sex offender, was also treated for minor injuries and was arrested for driving under the influence, according to TheBayNet.com.

The website says the bus has since been towed out of the woods and an investigation into the collision is underway.

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Friday
Nov122010

Mississippi Coach Caught on Tape Whipping High School Student

Betty and Jason Hubbard, whose son was one of the whipped players. Photo Courtesy - ABC News(JACKSON, Miss.) -- A Mississippi high school basketball coach caught on tape whipping his players has defended the punishment, saying he was trying to "save these young men."

Murrah High School coach Marlon Dorsey has since been suspended for violently paddling his students' backsides, but at least one of the players' parents says the punishment is insufficient.

"First instinct I was very angry and I was outraged," said Jason Hubbard, who witnessed the beatings at practice and whose son was one of the whipped players.

The parents have since filed suit in federal court, accusing Dorsey of beating their sons "with a five- to 10-pound weight belt," beginning in late September.  The beatings, the lawsuit claimed, resulted from the players' "failing to run the basketball plays correctly."

Players, the suit continued, were told that if they complained, they would forfeit the opportunity to play basketball at the Jackson school and that one of the boys was whipped daily.  But Dorsey said in a statement that he was only trying to help the players.

"I took it upon myself to save these young men from the destruction of self and what society has accepted and become silent to the issues our students are facing on a daily basis," he said in the statement.  "I am deeply remorseful of my actions to help our students."

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