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Continued: Crowd at Elk River School Board weighs in on teen's suspension

  • Article by: PAUL LEVY , Star Tribune
  • Last update: February 24, 2014 - 11:20 PM

“We’re all really bummed about that,” said Baylee Waldhoff, 16, a junior at Rogers High who has worn the words “Free Reid” taped to her shirt. “He’s such a good kid. It’s terrible that he can’t come back.”

That door has not been completely closed. Bezek has said repeatedly that he is seeking “resolution” to Sagehorn’s situation. Sagehorn, who also played on the Rogers baseball team, has said he had anxiety attacks after the suspension began. Sagehorn said he struggled to sleep and would wake up often, sometimes shaking.

He has been accepted to North Dakota State University, where he plans to study next fall. He was looking forward to the baseball season, to his senior prom, to enjoying the final months of his senior year.

“I’ve learned my lesson and I am truly sorry,” he said repeatedly Saturday. “I just want to move on with my life.”

 

Paul Levy • 612-673-4419

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