Des Moines assistant football coach now charged after Friday incident

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa - A former Lincoln High School assistant football coach is now facing criminal charges after confronting a referee last Friday.

WHO-TV reports Forty-four-year-old Jason Storm was booked into the Polk County Jail at 4:22 a.m. this morning and faces a charge of first-degree harassment.

Storm ran onto the field and confronted a referee Friday night about a missed targeting call.

He has already resigned his position and his attorney says he is trying to take responsibility.

Storm also self-reported the incident to the Board of Education Examiners.

The Des Moines Public Schools District says they are waiting to see what responsibility the referee and the Iowa High School Athletic Association is going to take in what they call a “dangerous missed call.”

(Photo courtesy WHO-TV13, Dickey & Campbell Law Firm, P.L.)

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