Grandfather wants board to deal with bullying at school

Jan 25, 2023 at 07:00 am by Dale-RB


The grandfather of a teen who says he was unfairly treated during the tryout process for the junior varsity basketball team last year was back in front of Washington County’s school board earlier this month seeking remedy for the fallout that continues from his grandson’s complaint.

Jerome Bryant said his grandson remains the target of bullying and harassment since his original Decem- ber 13 remarks to the board that described his treatment during the tryouts.

He told the board he was required to remove his shirt to play in a “shirts and skins” basketball game and that he was photographed shirtless and the pictures were posted on social media. Further, he said, the coach said everyone trying out must attend all three sessions, but that one candidate was suspended from school and could not attend...

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