I was never a parent ......and will never understand the whole parent........ sports mum/dad mentality...... .....it think myself.......... it's living their dream....... through their kids.....something ........they missed in life ........ because their parents never gave them enough attention ..........or simply........ my kid is better than your kid .......you know these parents....how like to show off .....oh my kid does this and my kid does that and basically what they are sayiong is their kid is better its pretty bad here in USA ,,,,,,,,,i see these soccer mums and dads........it's pathetic ......comparing each other ......the worst is these parents ......... have no shame....... it's disgusting .......but this is the so called civilized world .........
State troopers had responded to the Alburgh Community Education Center shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday for a report of “a large fight involving multiple spectators” at a seventh- and eighth-grade boys’ basketball game between Alburgh and St. Albans, Vermont State Police said in a statement.
The fight ended before troopers arrived and several people involved had already left the school, the statement said.
Russell Giroux, 60, of Alburgh, was on his way home from the game when he pulled over and called first-responders, who found him in the vehicle and took him by ambulance to Northwestern Medical Center, where he died, the statement said.
An autopsy was conducted on Giroux’s body by the Vermont Chief Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday but the cause and manner of his death are “pending further investigation including toxicology testing and ongoing work” by state police detectives investigating the case, the statement said.
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“Investigators are continuing to work to determine what prompted the fight at the Alburgh Community Education Center and to understand the roles of the individuals involved,” the statement said.
In a letter to the school community on Wednesday, administrators with the Grand Isle Supervisory Union, which includes Alburgh, described the fight as a “physical altercation between multiple adults” and said support services were being made available to students, families, and staff.
“We need our students and community to commit to the positive culture that our school community expects and deserves,” the letter said.
Jay Nichols, executive director of the Vermont Principals’ Association, which oversees school sports in the state, issued a statement Wednesday but had no further information about the fight or circumstances leading up to it.
“Although we can not speak specifically about the events at this individual game, we would like to once again emphasize that middle and high school sports are educational and are for the benefit of the student-athletes,” the statement said. “Spectators that cannot behave appropriately can be barred from events and can face criminal charges. We ask all attendees at these events to please behave in an appropriate manner.”
Alburgh, which is about 50 miles northwest of Burlington, sits along the Canadian border and is surrounded by Lake Champlain.
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