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UPDATE: School district finds no evidence of bullying in blowout game

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FORT WORTH (WKOW) -- A high school football coach whose team was accused of bullying because it won its last game 91-0 says a district investigation has found "no grounds" to support the complaint from a parent.

A parent of the losing team filed a complaint about the Aledo High School football team and coaches after the lopsided victory over Fort Worth Western Hills. State law required the district to investigate the complaint. District administrators told the coach they found no evidence of bullying before or during the game.

According to ABC affiliate WFAA, the parent, whose name was redacted, said in the complaint, "I did not know what to say on the ride home" to his or her son to explain the behavior of the coaches.

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FORT WORTH (WKOW) -- Should a blowout football game be considered bullying?

One parent in Fort Worth, Texas thinks a blowout game should be considered bullying. After the Western Hills High School team lost 91 to nothing to their rival Aledo last Friday, a parent of one of the Western Hills players filed a complaint accusing the Aledo coaches of bullying.

In the complaint, the anonymous parent said the game was "not a pretty sight" and that they didn't know how to explain the behavior of the rival coaches for not easing up when the game was in-hand.

Some students disagree that bullying was behind the blowout, but parents say adult team leaders should have known better.

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