September 25, 2008
One football player at William Monroe High School was kicked off the team, and another was disciplined for alleged hazing.
School officials say this all took place in the varsity football locker room of William Monroe High School and was first brought to their attention by parents.
They say they immediately began to investigate the claims, and then determined that two football players were involved in hazing.
We know that the two players were kicked off the team, but officials are not saying specifically what other punishments the students are facing.
Officials stand by their decision, saying the students received the appropriate punishment for violating the school's code of conduct.
"I coached high school football, baseball, basketball, for years. A football team is like a family. A baseball team, basketball team--they're like family, and hazing is not the way you would treat a family member," said David Jeck, Superintendent of Greene County Public Schools.
This week, the Athletic Director and the Head Coach addressed the football team about what is expected of them.
School officials say the incident took place on August 22nd.