WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - Boxing Coach Andre Thompson says the sport teaches discipline and provides a place for teens to go after school, which is hy he's offering a special holiday deal in hopes of getting more kids off the streets and into his gym.
Coach Andre said he was shocked to hear one of his former students, Daniel Henry, faces charges in connection to the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old.
He said that he trained with Henry before moving his gym to Wrightsville Beach, but hadn't talked to the teen in years.
He says after seeing the teen end up behind bars, now he wants to do even more to keep students off the streets and out of trouble.
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