The seats were installed six years ago by boosters, but WJBK reported that the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights received a complaint. The school was investigated, cited and agreed to remove the bleachers.
WJBK's full report is attached to this post.
Here's part of what Local Patch blogger Bryan Bentley had to say about the issue:
Parents were simply trying to help out. They couldn't see the games clearly, because they had to watch through a chain link fence. A group of parents got together, raised the money, and bought the new bleachers. They then got together, and put forth the effort to actually build this beautiful seating deck as well.
This is called taking the bull by the horns, and solving a problem. This is all about being part of the solution, and not part of the problem. This is a group of great parents, and giving citizens, making a positive difference that will last for many years to come. They didn't ask for money, they didn't ask for help, they just saw a need, and went about addressing it. Then the US Government came in and tore it all down.
These folks should be getting recognition, and a nice certificate at a school board meeting, but instead, they are getting slapped in the face by the US Government.