Parents of Chapel Hill Soccer Players Want an Apology
Posted November 5, 1998 6:00 a.m. EST
CHAPEL HILL — Parents of the Chapel Hill High School soccer team say school administrators owe their kids an apology.
The team's season came to an early end October 13 after coaches learned some players drank alcohol before a game. Parents came to the school board meeting Thursday night, complaining the punishment was handed out before the incident was properly investigated.
"When they make a mistake they have to take responsibility, too," said parent Joe Pfeiffer. "It's a lesson we're trying to send out to our kids. I mean how can we teach them not to rationalize and not compromise and make excuses for their mistakes when the administration does."
Parents want an apology from the school. But they also want to establish a policy, so if an incident like this happens again just the individual players will be punished and not the whole team.