UPDATE: Girl practicing football at Lindale JHS says mom

LINDALE, TX (KLTV) - By Courtney Lane - bio | email

LINDALE, TX (KLTV) - The mother of an eighth grade girl who was wanting to play football at Lindale Junior High School says that the day after our story aired, her daughter went to practice.

Jennifer Perales, 13, says the coach laughed in her face when she approached him about joining the team.

Lindale ISD said they are looking into what was said between the coach and Jennifer's mother.

The district says they do not discriminate and Jennifer would become eligible to play as long as she had a physical done. Friday afternoon, Jennifer's mom says that was completed and Jennifer's practices are going well.

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