West Marshall wrestlers took to the mats last week with a profane message directed at their opponents written across their arms. At Monday night’s school board meeting, the team learned its punishment for breaking school rules.
The school board voted to let the wrestlers compete in this week’s state meet, however, each of the 13 athletes involved in the picture was given 40 hours of community service. They need to complete it before the end of the school year or before graduation. The board also decided that the boys must issue a public apology to the community.
Applause broke out in the auditorium that was filled with students, parents and community members after the vote.
Afterward, some parents said they hope it’s enough for the school and community to now move forward, and use this as a learning experience.