The student accused of killing a pit bull with a bow and arrow is expected to play in a high school basketball tournament.
Caisen Green is at the center of the controversy, but the school and his lawyer say he plans on playing against Beggs on Friday night.
While the district attorney works to figure out if a controversial photo reveals a crime, Beggs basketball player, Doolee Wolf prepares for the big game.
"We need to stay focused and that's their deal to worry about, and we just need to go through our game plan and be successful,” says Wolf.
Doolee says he heard about the photo on the news and even his own coach had words with team about Facebook.
"He said be smart about what you do, because everything comes back to reflect negative or positive on you,” says Wolf.
The photo has reflected negatively on Caisen Green. The teen has garnered worldwide attention and angered many for what appears to some people as animal abuse.
"It's just a bad decision that he made, and very unfortunate for him,” says Beggs Athletic Director Justin Norman.
Because of recent death threats against Caisen extra security measures are being taken to protect the students of both schools.
"We worked hand-in-hand with the Cherokee Nation in Tahlequah to provide four marshals on their staff, and we are going to provide our own security along with our own police department,” says Norman.
Caisen’s attorney tells FOX23 he is nearly a straight A student and a good kid who was simply defending his family and his property.
FOX23 spoke with the district attorney in this case and he says so far he hasn't made a decision whether or not to file charges against Caisen. He is still reviewing all of the information.
The Cherokee Nation sent us this statement in regards to the extra security for Friday’s game:
“Sequoyah routinely stages school resource officers at events both at and away from our school. The safety of our students, their families and any fans has always been, and will always be, of the utmost importance. Appropriate measures are always taken to ensure everyone’s well-being.”