Ten Hunters Lane football players suspended, expelled

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 at 8:48pm

Ten Hunters Lane High football players have been suspended from the team for drug use and possession, the Metro Nashville Public Schools announced in a statement Monday.

A football coach at the school apparently heard rumors that some Warrior players had smoked marijuana prior to Friday night’s 38-0 loss to Hendersonville.

According to sources, the coaches asked the school to look at a surveillance tape at a bathroom near the locker room, which showed 11 players around the area.

The 11 players were confronted and called to the principal’s office Monday. Nine players admitted to smoking marijuana, one said he had possession of the drug, and another denied any wrongdoing.

Representatives at the school said the 10 players have been expelled.

Drug possession falls under Metro Schools’ zero tolerance policy and automatically results in expulsion.

Hunters Lane athletic director Chip Sullivan declined to comment. School district officials declined to release details surrounding the suspensions, citing privacy laws.

Hunters Lane (1-4) hosts Cane Ridge on Friday.

4 Comments on this post:

By: fdanshep on 9/29/10 at 6:27

Kudos to the coaching staff for not sweeping this under the rug. However, I have it from reliable sources that the inmates are running the asylum at that school (outside the athletic department). What is frightening is that Hunters Lane might not be the exception within the Metro School System. Mayor, instead of focusing on moving the State Fair, please put more emphasis on your efforts to improve our school system. That includes insisting on an environment where teachers can teach! If that means suspending half of the student body so the responsible students can learn, so be it!

By: courier37027 on 9/29/10 at 7:45

It is time to end compulsory education and simply toss out students who are not willing to learn. Government funded babysitting for adolescents impedes students who want to learn. Furthermore, it is time to charge a user tax or tuition to parents whose kids attend Metro Schools.

By: pswindle on 9/29/10 at 8:36

And the teachers are blamed because students are not learning. This is a prime example of what teachers have to overcome to get the attention of the students.

By: budlight on 9/29/10 at 8:22

Question to students who smoked pot: Are you nuts, lame, crazy, insane or just plain STUPID?
Yeah pswindle, you are right. The teachers are NOT to blame; it's the parents and students.

These students are inherently ignorant. And apparently due to this: "Friday night’s 38-0 loss to Hendersonville." they can't play football. LOOZERS!