MAPLE HEIGHTS, Ohio (WJW) -- A basketball coach for Maple Heights is accused of punching a student in the face after a game.
It happened at Heritage Middle School in East Cleveland on Thursday night.
At some point, a fight broke out between the teams and 39-year-old Robert Clark got involved.
"When I saw that coach hit my child it was just unbelievable," said Tabatha Gilbert.
She said her 14-year-old son had to go to the hospital for his injuries.
According to the police report, Clark "knowingly hit a juvenile in the face while inciting his basketball team to fight the other."
The school district said he is not only a coach for the middle school team but is also a teacher at Barack Obama Elementary School. He's been there for one year.
School leaders said they are investigating the situation. Clark has been placed on leave.