Wednesday, July 24, 2013

OSG High: XC Coach Fired/Not Renewed For Painting On Lockers ???

((HT: KTLA-TV))

The California town of Arcadia has had a very successful cross-country program at their local high school under head coach Jim O'Brien. In 17 years, he has built a program that has seen hundreds of athletes move on to the next level of their lives- even national championships...

But O'Brien wasn't happy with the status of lockers inside the school that kept getting broken into on a regular basis. So, he started painting X's on them to show the school and the school system that a serious problem needed to be addressed.

Depending on who you ask, O'Brien was subsequently either fired or didn't have his contract renewed because of his actions or because the Arcadia school system just didn't want to renew his deal.

The latter would seem odd because of what O'Brien has built, but that's the school system's story at present...

It has caused more than just a little outrage among parents and students...


No word on when (or if) O'Brien's status will be addressed...

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