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Students hurt in gym class

Some parents upset about lack of communication

The Shelton School District is investigating the injuries of five Shelton High School students sustained Jan. 31 during a weight training class, when two football coaches substituting for the regular teacher ordered the students to perform football tackling drills without pads or helmets.

Four students reportedly suffered concussions, and one a dislocated finger when they were slammed to the mat and against padded walls in the wrestling room.

On Tuesday evening, four of the students told the Shelton School Board that the football coaches told students to get out of the way of the drills after...


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