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High school wrestler takes suspension to court

October 23, 2013
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A high school athlete and his family have gone to federal court in Minnesota to challenge the teen's suspension from sports, claiming his tweet about "drilling" his teammates was not a terroristic threat.

Shakopee High School varsity wrestler Tyson Leon argues his suspension will ruin his chances at a Division 1 college scholarship.

The 16-year-old has been suspended from sports three previous times for various offenses. The Star Tribune ( ) says he was suspended a fourth time after he sent a tweet before a football scrimmage that he was going to "drill" his teammates. School officials say that constituted a terrorist threat. Leon says "drilling" simply meant tackling an opponent.

A school district attorney told the judge the suspension was only for the football season and that Leon is free to wrestle with his team.


Information from: Star Tribune,



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