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Neshaminy Investigates Reports of Football Coach Grabbing Athlete During Game Against CR South

Neshaminy district officials confirmed to Patch that they are investigating reports of an incident between Neshaminy High School football coach Mark Schmidt and a player.

During last week's football game against Council Rock South, Neshaminy High School football coach Mark Schmidt allegedly grabbed one of his players. Neshaminy School District officials confirmed with Patch that they are investigating reports of the incident that took place on Friday, Oct. 12.

According to Phillyburbs, Schmidt grabbed one of his players by the jersey during a home game against the Golden Hawks last Friday.

"I can confirm to you that district officials are aware of an alleged incident that took place during last week's football game involving a Neshaminy player and a member of our coaching staff," Neshaminy School Board President Ritchie Webb told Patch.

"District officials are currently collecting facts surrounding the alleged incident and will take any appropriate actions as is outlined by Neshaminy School District policy," he said.

District Superintendent Robert Copeland declined to comment on the alleged incident based on advice from counsel.

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