Church officials have fired an assistant coach at a Roman Catholic high school who they say was involved in an encounter in Philadelphia in which two gay men were beaten.
The identities of the men and women involved in the Sept. 11 beating became known when surveillance video was released and social media users helped connect names to pictures. No arrests have yet been made.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese said Thursday some in the group were former students of Archbishop Wood High School near Philadelphia.
They say one worked as an assistant basketball coach. His contract has been terminated. They did not describe his exact role in the assault.
The archdiocese says it will not tolerate “the violent and hateful behavior displayed by those who took part in this senseless attack.”