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'Find a way to keep that in check': Guilford county schools athletic director responds to parent tackling student wrestler

Guilford County Schools athletic director Leigh Hebbard says parents should model sportsmanship and positive behavior for children at sporting events.

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — You'll remember the unbelievable video we showed earlier this week of a parent tackling a Triad student-athlete at a wrestling match. 

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It sparked a debate over sportsmanship and parents at student sporting events.

We talked to the athletic director of Guilford County Schools Leigh Hebbard about the shocking video. 

He says he wants parents to remember to make games and matches a positive environment for students. 

"They'll have emotions that run high sometimes," Hebbard said."...Find a way to keep that in check and remember that you are there to support children."

He adds if concerns arise at sporting events, parents should contact school leaders to help address them.