Andrews Mom Wants Policy Changed After Fight During Football Practice

By Camaron Abundes   
NewsWest 9

Just the sounds of the boys yelling in the background, captured by a cell phone video camera made Roxane Cutchall's stomach turn. The Andrews mother says her son called her after varsity football practice, two weeks ago. Cutchall says he said another player attacked him.

"When I asked my son why the police weren't called, he said the coach wanted to handle this on his own," she said.

Cutchall says she called police who issued each boy a ticket to appear in court for fighting.

"With my son being kicked in the head, I thought it would be wise to call the police if something happened I'd have a police report," Cutchall said.

Andrews Chief of Police Bud Jones says it was a clear cut case of fighting. Superintendent David Mithcell tells NewsWest 9, it's school policy to call police after every fight on campus, but when fights happen during after school sports, it's up to the athletic department.

"They should be able to call the police every time. It should not be up to the athletic director to decide what really happened. It should be up to the police, the judge, and the parents to figure it out," Cutchall said and she also plans to speak at Tuesday night's board meeting.

Chief Jones told NewsWest 9, a School Resource Officer learned about the fight the day after it happened and says the boys would have been ticketed even if the mother didn't call.

Cutchall hopes to use the cell phone video to get the case against her son thrown out.