Baseball coach attacked by college kids in Texas

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A group of middle school students are accused of beating up a baseball coach at Langham Creek High School in Houston, Texas.

Screenshot of a video shared on social networks.

A Texas baseball coach was chased and beaten by a group of college kids in an act of retaliation against him, media reports.

The attack was captured on cellphone video now circulating on social media and shows a Houston high school employee running away from four students, who can be seen punching the man and throwing him to the ground.

(Warning: This video contains graphic language.)

Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District officials confirmed to broadcaster KTRK that the assault took place at Langham Creek High School on February 10.

The attackers are students from Aragon Middle School, the outlet reported, and the victim is Michael Shott, an assistant baseball coach and physics teacher at Langham Creek High School.

Shott broke his arm in the attack and is recovering, his mother, Peggy Shott, told KTRK.

“The reason it happened to him was because he was doing his job,” she said.

Students and social media users say Shott was jumped because he told students they couldn’t ride dirt bikes or ATVs on school grounds, media reports.

The students were arrested, but soon after threats to shoot the school were made and the district stepped up security, KABB reported.

“We couldn’t walk around unless we had an ID badge, they wouldn’t even let us in,” sophomore Alena Gonzales told the TV station.

The district sent a letter to parents saying the minors had been taken into custody and would be disciplined, according to the outlet. How they will be disciplined, or if they will face charges, is unclear.

“These kids must be in a lot of trouble,” a parent told the station. “I’m just speechless.”

In a Feb. 11 statement, district officials said “the security breaches that have occurred both on and off our campuses are extremely disappointing.”

“Our campuses must be the safest places in our community for students, staff and visitors. We will not tolerate anyone who compromises the safe environment on our campuses and we will address violations to the fullest extent possible,” the statement read.

McClatchy News contacted the school district on Feb. 13 for further comment.

Mitchell Willetts is a real-time news reporter covering the United States Center for McClatchy. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma and an outdoor enthusiast living in Texas.

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