2 Charlotte Country Day coaches fired following fight on school campus

2 Charlotte Country Day coaches fired following fight on school campus

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — An altercation that occurred between a coach and an assistant coach on the Charlotte Country Day School campus Wednesday night led to one of them threatening the other with a firearm, police said.

School officials told Channel 9 Thursday morning that both coaches involved are no longer employed with the school.

Tyrez Tarell Neal, 29, was working as the head coach of the JV women’s basketball team at Charlotte Country Day School when an altercation happened between Neal and an assistant coach with the varsity men’s basketball team, Dijuan Harris, 29.

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Neal threatened Harris with the use of a firearm at the school on Carmel Road in south Charlotte, police said.

No students were harmed.

Officers on scene found two firearms that belonged to Neal, who was arrested without incident and taken to the police station. He is now in custody.

Neal was charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, police said.


Security was in place at the school later that evening.

Charlotte Country Day School released the following statement Wednesday night:

“We are very sorry that this unfortunate incident has occurred; the safety of students, faculty, and staff is always our primary concern. Country Day Security quickly became aware of the situation, contacted the Police, and remained on the scene until the local authorities arrived. We continue to be in close communication with the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department and we thank them for their fast response and concern for the well-being of our community. At this time, both coaches have been suspended pending an investigation.”

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