Micah Parsons, a 5-star Penn State commit, has transferred from Central Dauphin High School to Harrisburg High.
PennLive.com’s Brian Linder reported the transfer, quoting Parson’s father Terrence.
Last week, Parsons was suspended from school and for one game. The situation follows tension at his school stemming from an Instagram post made by female students at Central Dauphin. Parsons commented on the post.
As reported by PennLive.com, Parsons’ father said his son walked into the Central Dauphin cafeteria and called out a teammate’s name. He was then escorted to the principal’s office by state police, who were there because anonymous threats were received.
Here’s Parsons’ father, as reported by PennLive.com. He thinks his son’s suspension is from the school’s belief he tried to incite a riot:
“Watching the video and listening to what they are telling me, there are two different things,” Terrence said. “The police were to his left, he was to their right, he turned his head and called another football player. They threw him out and said he tried to incite a riot, but, on video, nobody was running or moving or anything.
247 Composite ranks Parsons No. 5 overall nationally, No. 1 in Pennsylvania and No. 2 in the nation at defensive end for the 2018 class. He is 6-foot-3, 235 pounds.
The school released a statement last week about the social media post:
“The posting of offensive statements to social media by some Central Dauphin High School students has caused anger and outrage throughout both of our school districts and communities. As leaders, we are both committed to restoring unity in this time of conflict and divisiveness. Harrisburg High School will celebrate its homecoming festivities on Saturday, welcoming home many alumni and members of the community. They will play the Central Dauphin High School football team that afternoon. We ask that fans and spectators of both schools remain respectful throughout the day and join in the spirit of unity and good sportsmanship.”