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At the last School Committee meeting, Mary Ellen Dunn, whose sophomore daughter is on the team, requested permission on behalf of the teamâ€™s parents to publicly present information related to the incident.
Dunn said parents are concerned that the soccer playersâ€™ civil rights may be violated if they are suspended. Dunn said that after she requested to present information at the committee meeting, Barr and Marianne Cooley, the committeeâ€™s vice-chair, offered to meet with her and other parents.
The parents met with Barr and Cooley, then with Superintendent Daniel Gutekanst, before the Thanksgiving break, said Dunn. She said she does not know whether the information she gave administrators has made an impact on the appeals process.
â€œWe have provided them with all the information we have, including the information we have regarding the due process and civil rights violations that occurred with the suspensions,â€ said Dunn.
Dunn said the parents are not opposed to taking action against hazing behavior, but they believe the athletes should have had appeals before facing suspension. She said other punishments less harsh than suspension would have conveyed the message.
â€œWe certainly agree they should investigate it, and there should be some consequences,â€ she said. â€œI would support a no tolerance message; every parent would, short of suspension from school.â€