Academic Magnet asks for apology from school district

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Wednesday night, parents at Academic Magnet High School voted to send a resolution to the Charleston County School District.

Parents at the school say they were upset football coach Bud Walpole was fired, but are also angered by how the investigation was handled.

Parents say their children on the team were taken out of class for hours, forced to miss work and put under extra stress.

The letter to the school district asks if those policies are standard and if so, the parents want them changed.

"I would not want my daughter brought into a room with adults she does not know without an advocate for her and without being told what she's accused of," Stephanie Hunt, an Academic Magnet parent said.

The parents also authorized an attorney to ask the school district for a formal apology for the way the entire situation was handled.

"They've let the coach back, which is a good thing and is in a sense an admission that they made a mistake," Larry Kobrovsky, the attorney, said. "They need to own up and to also to bring closure and apologize for what they did. They're the adults. They should act like it because they unleashed this genie of racial tension."

More than anything, the parents say they want to move on.

"We're just glad to have our football coach back, and now we're going to try to get our reputation back," Jay Seibels, a parent of a football player said.

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