Deputies: Student slips on food, accuses coach of assault - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Deputies: Student slips on food, accuses coach of assault

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Investigators believe a Booker T. Washington High School student who accused a coach of assaulting him may not have been telling the whole story.

In April, the student's mother said her son, Markevion Williams, was in a food fight at school when a coach yelled at him, hit him, and choked him.

However, Shelby County Sheriff's Office detectives found a video of the reported altercation and determined the coach didn't hit Williams.

Investigators then interviewed Williams and witnesses, all of whom confirmed the coach didn't physically assault the student. They said Williams hurt himself when he slipped on the food he was throwing during the food fight.

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