2 Expelled, 5 Suspended In Andover High School Hazing Probe

ANDOVER (CBS) – Two basketball players at Andover High School have been expelled and five others suspended after an alleged hazing incident.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports

Superintendent Marinel McGrath handed down the punishments Wednesday night.

“The allegations that the policies had been violated by a number of our students, and in particular the nature of those alleged violations, are both disappointing and disturbing since the purpose of these policies is to protect our students and to provide them with a safe and supportive learning environment,” McGrath said in a letter to parents.

Read More: Supt. McGrath’s full statement (.pdf)

Read More: Supt. McGrath’s statement on student safety (.pdf)

The incident took place at Stonehill College last summer where Andover High players participated in the Hoop Mountain Basketball Camp.

According to the Eagle Tribune, some seniors talked two underclassmen into playing a humiliating sex game.

The shocking details leaked out through the Internet onto the Andover High campus.

The superintendent says now she’s also looking into whether school employees were involved.

The Eagle Tribune reports both the Bristol County District Attorney and the Attorney General’s office are launching criminal investigations.

The seven students who face suspension, according to WBZ-TV sources, will also face suspension from the school’s athletic program for the 2011-2012 season.

WBZ-TV’s David Robichaud reports

  • Anonymous

    These students will come out of this alright. They can get jobs with the TSA and they will be able to legally sexually assault folks for a living.

  • Ellen

    helllo, whats wrong with the parents? How about teaching your kids right from wrong,

    • emom

      Ellen , i was wondering the same thing. When do some parents take control and rein in their kids , instead of simply letting them EXPRESS themselves. And then tell society they are stifling their kids. Where does it end

  • Denise

    Peer Pressure… so the kids that can’t have dances because they’re grinding on the dance floor and drinking before, during and after… to this disgusting issue.. it all comes down to peer pressure. If the kids were morally strong and could stand up and say no I’m not participating – we wouldn’t have this issue – or many others. Including bullying because those that were uncomfortable w/ their “bully friends” would stand up and say stop it!! .. but they don’t. So many parents have loosened the moral compass – that the kids today don’t really seem to have issues w/ much. It’s unfortunate but it’s part of life today for the youth that will some day be running this world!

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