KATY, Texas – A Katy ISD high school baseball coach is on administrative leave after two players were injured during practice Wednesday.
The Taylor High School players were hit by baseballs from a pitching machine operated by one of the school’s coaches.
One of the students was taken to the hospital and another had to be checked out by a school trainer, Katy ISD officials said.
"I would be very upset, definitely be very upset," said Veronica Perez, a Katy parent. "Very disturbing."
"Last thing we want is people getting hurt, students being hurt," said Sean Shanu, a Katy ISD parent.
The coach will remain on administrative leave while district officials investigate the incident, officials said.
"You know, being a baseball mom we know accidents happen," Perez said. "It's just best to take extra precautions on the coach's side."
“We assure parents that the safety of all students and staff during any type of athletic practice, competition or related event is top priority,” Katy ISD officials said in a statement. “This incident will be investigated thoroughly.”