Jun 6, 2014 4:56 PM by Associated Press
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas school officials say more than a dozen coaches and other district employees have been fired as a result of falsifying student residency documents in an effort to assemble stronger basketball teams.
Superintendent Mike Miles announced the firings Friday. The terminations include district Athletic Director Jeff Johnson and Madison High School coach Roderick Johnson, whose teams won state titles in 2013 and 2014.
Miles said an investigation by the district determined residency documents were falsified so that star athletes outside the district could compete for Dallas teams. He said the recruiting violations were "unacceptable."
The investigation began following the March death of Wilmer-Hutchins basketball player Troy Causey, who died in a fight with another teenager.
Investigators learned Causey played for Wilmer-Hutchins even though he lived in Richardson.
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