Felony Assault Charges Filed Against Lafayette Teen for Violent Water Polo Play

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A recent high school water polo tournament ended with one player facing felony assault charges. Contra Costa County prosecutors allege that a 15-year-old Acalanes High School athlete purposefully struck his opponent during a match, resulting in a broken nose. The case raises questions about violence in youth sports and how it should be handled by coaches, parents and schools.


Jill Tucker, education writer, San Francisco Chronicle

Alan Milstein, attorney, Sherman Silverstein Attorneys at Law