What exactly happened at BHS yesterday afternoon?
Jesse Hicks is a larger-than-life character around Baldwin High School, and some students presumably weren't pleased with yesterday's announcement that Hicks is no longer the school's head football coach.
Roughly a half-dozen law enforcement vehicles responded to the school yesterday afternoon after some students "got a little too rowdy" in the cafeteria, according to Lee Williamson, captain with the Baldwin County Sheriff's Office.
"It was just kids being kids – nothing major," said Williamson. "It never got to the point where we had to intervene and start detaining people or anything."
Added Williamson: "I didn't hear any reports of any property damage or anything relative to property damage."
For more context on Hicks' firing, check out a Baldwin2k News article by CLICKING HERE.
An online petition titled "Save Coach Hicks!" received roughly 400 signatures in its first 24 hours.
Reads part of the petition: "Coach Hicks is a key role model in the school, and has molded the youth who pass through Baldwin high-school into fine young adults who can contribute to society, and runs a good football team as well, as he has made the GHSA playoffs the past 4 years he has been back. On Thursday November 16, he was fired and no justifiable reasons have been given as to why.
"Without Coach Hicks, the athletes that he coach and the students he interacts with on campus lose a very impactful role model. Without Jesse Hicks Baldwin High school is worse off. They will look to find his replacement starting in two weeks. THIS IS THE TIME TO ACT AND SAVE COACH HICKS!!!"