A Dallas area school has fired Deion Sanders, a founder and athletic coach, after an alleged assault which took place on campus.
Prime Prep Academy, a charter school in the Dallas, Texas area made the announcement on Friday, after the Hall of Fame inductee was accused of punching the school’s chief financial officer during a meeting.
Dallas authorities are investigating the incident that allegedly took place on Wednesday at a faculty meeting, which Sanders and Kevin Jefferson, the CFF making the accusations attended, along with several teachers and administrators.
Jefferson told Morning NewsSanders became upset when he was informed that several student athletes were not keeping up with their grades.
He walked back to the back of the classroom to where I was sitting in a desk. As he got closer to me, I stood up because he was kind of standing over me and he just kind of kept talking to me and at me and then he just grabbed me by my throat and kind of threw me to the ground. Some people had to get him off of me.
In a statement, Deion Sanders admitted WFAA TV he was upset about school mismanagement and confronted Jefferson, but denies attacking him.
Mr. Jefferson and I got into a confrontation about the welfare of these kids. And we’ll get into another one. Until you start taking care of these kids, I’m going to be on a rampage.
The official statement from Prime Prep Academy through the office of school Superintendent Rachel M. King-Sanders read,
Effective immediately, Deion Sanders is no longer an employee or representative for Prime Prep Academy. Prime Prep is committed to continually improving as an educational institution and it will continue to strive for excellence in every aspect.