(WTNH) A football coach has been fired after punishing a child for bullying one of his teammates.
The bullying happened at school. Todd Kennedy, the former head coach of a Durham Middlefield Football team, says he wanted the kids to know that bullying would not be tolerated.
The team is made up of kids in grades 4 through 6. Two of Kennedy’s sons were on the team.
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Kennedy says he’d first talked to the entire team about bullying, but when he’d heard that it happened again, he addressed the alleged bully in front of the team last week. The boy denied it, but Kennedy had him run a few laps around the field. Kennedy says afterward he praised the boy for running the laps without complaining.