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High school basketball players accused of beating coach after game

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Four high school basketball players are accused of fighting their coach after a game. The incident occurred in Newark, New Jersy on Feb. 4, according to ABC7. 

Someone captured cell phone footage of the junior varsity team players at Malcolm X. Shabazz High School. After traveling back to the school following a game, the players walked off of a school bus and began chasing the team’s assistant basketball coach.

Once the players caught up with the coach, they threw him to the ground and began punching and kicking him. The coach attempted to protect himself by covering his head with his arms while he laid on the ground but the players continued to attack him.

The students have been suspended and will face criminal charges for aggravated assault.

The four students are not being identified because they are likely minors.

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