Two Virginia high school football players were stabbed Tuesday evening while they tried to protect their coach from the father of another player, authorities and officials said. Chesterfield police charged Turon M. Savoy, 46, with two counts of malicious wounding in the incident, news outlets reported.
The two players, ages 17 and 18, had puncture and laceration wounds to their face and chest. They were expected to make a full recovery. School administrator, Mike Cherry said the football team was practicing when a sophomore on the squad was dismissed as a disciplinary measure. It’s unclear why the student was dismissed. Chesterfield Police Chief Jeffrey Katz said the student returned, after being dismissed, with Savoy and other family members and attempted to assault the coach.
Katz said the two teens intervened and Savoy repeatedly stabbed them before fleeing the scene. Savoy was later captured without incident. Cherry said the sophomore was dismissed from the school. The school is also providing counselors for students who witnessed the incident.
Now as Paul Harvey would say, here is the rest of the story. What makes this story even more disturbing is that the attack occurred at Life Christian Academy. How far from God’s principles is this incident? We are given no facts regarding the reason the player was dismissed, but there is nothing that could justify an attack on the coach, especially from a family who has their child enrolled in a Christian School.