Deaf high school student assaulted by fellow football players


Alicia Rust
3 min readOct 10, 2021

Homecoming in Texas…

is nothing short of spectacular, from giant mums and garters to football to dancing to celebrating throughout the night.

Texas Homecoming mums are Texas-sized

On September 25, homecoming weekend in Millsap, TX, Trent Irwin and fellow varsity football players from the high school spent the night in a teacher’s home. This teacher has a son on the varsity football team, as well. Millsap is a tiny town, only an area of 1.5 square miles with a population of about 290, located approximately 78 miles west of Dallas.

The students did have access to alcohol, as well, but it is unclear if or how it played into the actions that took place that night.

Trent’s Silent Assault

Trent Irwin wears a cochlear implant in order to hear. At night, he removes the processor and therefore is completely deaf. During the night, Trent is awakened by one student lying…



Alicia Rust

Writer. Lover of dark chocolate, coffee, tea, & being me. I’m an anxiety-ridden, chronic depression survivor...