Roland-Story CSD: Kade Blume will no longer wrestle this season

The Roland-Story Community School District announced Thursday afternoon that Kade Blume will not wrestle with Roland-Story for the rest of the school year, and the decision follows controversy surrounding Blume, who was still wrestling for the school after being accused of assault. Bloom’s assault case has now been returned to juvenile court. He has pleaded guilty, the county said, but so far there has been no verdict, and the school’s handling of Bloom has been scrutinized by some. A school board member resigned, citing a lack of punishment for Bloom. Most recently, Knoxville announced on its Facebook page Thursday morning that it would not be participating in a reunion at Roland-Story High School. Knoxville did not specify why they did not participate. KCCI spoke with the grandfather of the Knoxville wrestler who was scheduled to wrestle Bloom this weekend. said Mike Carter, the grandfather of one of the Knoxville wrestlers. The Roland-Story Community School District issued the following statement: “The district has been receiving questions from members of our community as to why a Roland-Story wrestler is allowed to compete in one meet, despite facing criminal charges.” As mentioned, the behavior in question occurred outside the school, which affects the school’s policies and procedures. While the district cannot discuss the specifics, it can advise that the district’s existing good behavior policy language has been followed and enforced based on the initial allegations and available information.” On Monday, December 12, the district was first notified of the student’s transfer to juvenile court via Public sources.After evaluating this new information and related developments, the district took additional actions in accordance with the district’s public policies and procedures.”We understand that some members of our community are frustrated that the district does not share details of disciplinary actions being taken. Please be aware that the district is legally required to maintain student confidentiality. However, upon discussion with Blume’s family and the district, the two parties reached an understanding whereby Kade Blume would not participate in extracurricular activities within the Roland-Story Community School District for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year.” KCCI contacted the Iowa High School Athletic Association but was told To her she does not deal with local disciplinary concerns.

The Roland-Story Community School District announced Thursday afternoon that Kade Blume will no longer wrestle for Roland-Story for the remainder of the school year.

The decision comes after controversy surrounding Bloom, who was still wrestling with the school after being accused of assault.

The Bloom assault case has now been returned to juvenile court. He pleaded guilty, the district said, but so far no verdict has been handed down.

The school’s treatment of Bloom has been scrutinized by some. A member of the school board resigned, stating that there was no punishment for Bloom.

Most recently, Knoxville announced on its Facebook page Thursday morning that it will not be participating in a reunion at Roland-Story High School. Knoxville did not specify why they did not participate.

KCCI spoke to the grandfather of a wrestler in Knoxville who was scheduled to wrestle Bloom this weekend.

“We don’t want him to wrestle, but he was going to go ahead and do it,” said Mike Carter, the grandfather of one Knoxville wrestler.

The Roland-Story Community School District issued the following statement:

The District has been getting questions from members of our community as to why a Roland-Story wrestler is allowed to compete in one meet, despite facing criminal charges.

“As mentioned, the behavior in question occurred outside of the school, affecting the policies and procedures followed by the school. While the district cannot discuss the details, it can advise that the district’s current good behavior policy language has been followed and enforced based on initial allegations and available information.

On Monday, December 12, the district first became aware of the student’s transfer to juvenile court via public sources. After evaluating this new information and related developments, the district took additional action in accordance with the district’s general policies and procedures.

“We understand that some members of our community are frustrated that the district is not sharing details about disciplinary actions being taken. Please know that the district is legally required to maintain student confidentiality. However, upon discussion with the Blume family and the district, the parties reached an understanding that Kade Blume would not be involved. in extracurricular activities within the Roland-Story Community School District for the remainder of the 2022-23 school year.”

KCCI contacted the Iowa High School Athletic Association but was told it did not handle local disciplinary concerns. Student behavior is enforced by the local school districts.

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