So from what I understand these “athletes” trespassed upon the wrestling coach’s property with the victim and without the property owner’s knowledge accessed the liquor which lead to the sexual assault; and the only person penalized here is the coach? The incident was reported on August 31st but only a week or two ago was the parents of the school notified about the incident.
Plus, the school still has the majority of the athletes involved in the assault still in school? Why? Because as stated on Channel 5 news that the Oak Park River Forest High School is waiting on the Oak Park Police Department to conclude their investigation, but then why is the coach suspended? Why does he get immediate punishment what details or involvement to this event does the school know about that has not been told to the parents, student or the general public?
You cannot just put employees on suspension unless there is ample reason to do so, there are so many facts missing here it seems that the Oak Park River Forest High School is trying to deflect this issue or just aim people towards a convenient scapegoat. But how does suspending the coach or stopping the athletes competing in wrestling solve the main issue of this rape culture? It doesn’t it only sweeps the problem underneath the rug, by putting the spotlight on something else or in this case someone else to keep the blame being placing on the school. And maybe it should be placed upon the school. Especially since the school is more involved to keeping everything status quo with no regard for the safety of its students.
Here is the article that discusses further the incident and the suspension of the wrestling coach: