WSM team players charged in battery
Two West St. Mary High School football players were arrested Friday and charged with the beating of a referee.
Sheriff Mark Hebert reported that the two, ages 15 and 16, were charged with battery on a school recreational athletic official.
Deputies working detail at the West St. Mary Wolfpack game Nov. 1 were notified of a disturbance on the field, Hebert reported. Detectives determined that the two juveniles punched a referee in the head and shoulders.
The players were not identified because of their ages, and were released to guardians pending juvenile court. The matter remains under investigation, Hebert said.