Former coach’s media blitz attempts to blame law enforcement for bail out

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STANTON - A public relations blitz by a former Stanton coach and athletic director has created a lot of anger and for some misinformation in a number of West Texas communities, including Stanton.

Former Stanton Coach Jerry Burkhart has used the newspaper in San Angelo and a television station in Odessa to try and explain what he thinks happened in Stanton that caused his family to pull up right in the middle of the football season and leave Stanton and an athletic program full of kids who had bought into what he brought to town earlier this year.

Burkhart says the school district here is not at fault, but then attempts to throw the police department in Stanton under the bus for not taking more drastic actions against a student who Burkhart claims was bullying his son.


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