Superintendent Jackson issued the following statement to KARK 4 News:
I had resolved to remain silent until the investigation was completed, but with the credibility and integrity of the South Side Bee Branch School District coming into question I can no longer stay silent. We have video which reveals that what occurred was not initiated by South Side individuals. The video will also show that our coaches acted appropriately. Our district is still reviewing the video to see what action, if any, should be taken. The video will not be released until the investigation is completed.