Tulsa School board reduces suspensions for two high school football players

Friday, February 4th 2005, 6:15 am
By: News On 6

A decision is made on the long term suspensions of two Tulsa Public School students. The hearing over the football brawl and suspensions didn't end until early Friday morning.

The suspensions came after a fight at a football game between Claremore and the Tulsa School for Science and Technology. Both students were allowed to stay in school while the decision was appealed.

The board met last week and again Thursday night. The meeting went until 2 Friday morning.

The board decided to reduce the punishment to nine weeks suspension instead of the rest of school year. One of the student’s mothers Muriel Burch: "I'm thankful they saw through some of the issues, that's why they came to the decision they came to."

The parents had threatened to appeal in court, but the parents say they will abide by the decision and enroll their children in alternative school.