Buses weren’t running on Wednesday, so the coach at Edison Tech, a city high school, arranged for a school bus to pick up his boys at a central meeting spot on Main Street in Rochester to take them to a scrimmage with another school. While the boys were standing around waiting, this is what the cops said they did:
The police report says the students were obstructing “pedestrian traffic while standing on a public sidewalk…preventing free passage of citizens walking by and attempting to enter and exit a store…Your complainant gave several lawful clear and concise orders for the group to disperse and leave the area without compliance.”
Three of the boys were arrested, the coach was threatened with arrest, and the coach was told by one of the police officers that the cop wished he had a big enough vehicle to arrest the whole team. The parents of the boys who were arrested had to post $200 bail to get them out in time for Thanksgiving.
The interview with the coach is worth watching because he’s clearly pained by the whole thing.