A high school baseball coach in Katy, Texas is accused of intentionally letting two students get hit by balls from a pitching machine.
As Taylor High School took on Cinco Ranch this evening, at least two players were missing. In fact, one of them just got released from the hospital.
“My son was questioned on that investigation. Those are his brothers out there. They are very close on this team and he was saddened that one of his good friends got hurt and would like to see him back. All the boys are very concerned,” a parent said.
Those close to the child’s family claim the coach was angry because kids were standing where they weren’t supposed to be during practice.
Katy ISD says the coach turned on the machine and the child was hit squarely in the eye.
When I saw him today he couldn’t even open his eye.
Those close to the family say he suffered fractures, bruising, and swelling. They worry he may have suffered permanent neurological damage.
Katy ISD has placed the coach on administrative leave for now as police investigate what happened.
If police determine the coach acted criminally, the case will be referred to the district attorney.