Three Wylie High School wrestlers face out-of-school suspension or other punishment for allegedly hazing and assaulting underclassmen at a college wrestling camp earlier this month, school officials said Friday.
The Wylie wrestling coach brought the team home early from a University of Oklahoma camp after a student reported that three Wylie upperclassmen had pinned down freshman Josh Blanton in a campus dormitory and repeatedly kicked him in the genitals.
“It was pretty embarrassing when it happened,” said Josh, 14. “There were a lot of people around. It hurt.”
Coach Andrew Wight had lectured the same boys earlier in the week for allegedly duct-taping another underclassman’s arms to his bed, said Wylie ISD Superintendent John Fuller.
School officials are investigating whether more hazing incidents took place at the camp. Josh said upperclassmen targeted at least six freshmen.
Dr. Fuller would not disclose the names of the wrestlers who will be disciplined, but he said high school officials determined their guilt after talking to students, parents and Mr. Wight.