File this under things you never see.
A group of four students that attend Malcolm X. Shabazz High School in Newark, New Jersey are facing possible criminal charges after they allegedly jumped and beat their own basketball coach in a fight on Tuesday.
Video of the fight was circulated on social media, and a school official then alerted police of the footage.
“Our detectives are investigating this incident to identify and to appropriately charge those individuals involved,” Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose said. “Because high school students are typically juveniles, the names of the suspects will not be released. But those found to have participated in this senseless act of violence will face criminal charges.”
This entire altercation reportedly started after the head coach tried to stop the group from bullying another student, according to WABC.
“I spoke to the superintendent, principal, coaches and team,” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka said. “The actions of these students will not be tolerated, and they don’t represent the majority of the school. The school and team have many great kids, who go on to college and do great things, and we’re proud of them. We support the superintendent and principal and will do whatever we can to make the rest of the year successful.”
“It’s kind of embarrassing,” student Nashawn Holmes said. “We should be getting seen for better things like our community, our teams.”
All of the students involved in the incident have been suspended from the school.