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Furious father confronts Ringgold school officials after son's beating

A Ringgold High School football player was assaulted by two teammates at school last week, police said.

"What was done to my kid was a travesty!" Roderick Wilson said at Wednesday night's school board meeting. "He didn't even see some of the hits coming."

Wilson demanded answers after his son allegedly was beaten up.

"The event took place on Wednesday. I found out on Friday," Wilson said.


School police charged Tyrese Youngblood and Dezmier Majors, both senior football players. Wilson's 15-year-old son didn't tell anyone.

"He was afraid, because his teammates told him, don't snitch," Wilson said.

According to a complaint obtained by our news partners at the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the young men are seen on surveillance at the stadium, punching and kicking Wilson's son.

He told the school board video was also posted on social media.

Board members would not get into specifics, but read a brief statement: "The Ringgold police and the administration immediately investigated this matter and filed the appropriate criminal charges."

Wilson said he wants to review the surveillance video, but the district is not releasing it, in accordance with its policy.