“The district took this very seriously. It may have been a joke for the teenagers, but we expect our students to make better decisions. The hope is that the students learn from the situation and make better decisions in the future.”
The school district suspended the team for four games and said all the students involved were disciplined in some way since the district said it has policies on bullying and hazing in its code of conduct. The district would not comment on what specific discipline was taken because of student privacy.
“That’s abuse, that’s assault, that’s that boys body,” said parent Carol Ryczek, “No way should we tolerate that as a school, a neighborhood, a culture, a state, a nation.”
StopHazing, a group dedicated to preventing hazing, reports nearly half of students have experienced hazing before they reach college.