Two football coaches at Fenger High School were removed from their positions Monday as Chicago Public Schools (CPS) officials investigated their alleged involvement in an attack on a teenage boy.
The family of the boy said his prosthetic eye was knocked out of its socket during the attack, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
The victim told police the assault took place at about 12:35 p.m. local time Saturday outside his home on Chicago's South Side. His mother told WBBM-TV that he was attacked by a group of youths who were driven to the home by the coaches.
A source told the Sun-Times the coaches informed administrators that at least one them went inside the home to retrieve an MP3 player and other items allegedly stolen by the victim and his friends.
The mother said the attack was simply over a missing pair of flip flops.
"When the matter came to our attention [Monday morning], investigators were immediately assigned to conduct interviews and this afternoon CPS decided to remove the coaches from their positions pending the completion of the investigation," CPS spokeswoman Marielle Sainvilus said in a statement.