Monday, December 3, 2012
Township High School District 211 released more information Monday about what prompted the hazing investigation, and subsequent disciplinary action, against the Hoffman Estates varsity basketball team.
A statement was released Monday, detailing more information about why the Hoffman Estates High School varsity basketball team was disciplined for behavior that violated hazing policies and the code of conduct for student-athletes. The statement from Nancy Robb, District 211 superintendent reads: On the afternoon of Friday, November 30, 2012, the boys’ varsity basketball coach received notice following a team gathering that took place off-campus and without coaches’ supervision alleging that the basketball team engaged in an initiation process that included physical and sexual misconduct. Upon learning of the report, the administration immediately made a call to report the incident to DCFS and notified the Hoffman Estates Police Department…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Administrators canceled the Friday night game between Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates high schools after accusations of hazing surfaced against Hoffman boys varsity team, the Daily Herald reports.
Distict 211 administrators cancelled a basketball game scheduled Friday night between Schaumburg and Hoffman Estates high schools after allegations of hazing surfaced, according to the Daily Herald. The district's investigation is complete, and disciplinary action against members of the Hoffman Estates boys varsity team is being considered, the Daily Herald reported. Specific details about the accusations have not been released. The District 211 investigation comes on the heels of reports of hazing incidents at Maine West High School, where a number of accusers have come forward. A mother of one of the most recent accusers publicly discussed the effect of the abuse she says occurred to her child.
The Hoffman Estates varsity boys basketball team received a three game suspension and required training in hazing awareness and prevention.
After the initial investigation by District 211 into alleged hazing activities of the Hoffman Estates boys varsity basketball team, disciplinary action has been taken. A three game suspension was imposed on the team, based on the township high school district athletic policy, according to Tom Petersen, director of community relations for District 211. In regards to what type of hazing behavior was exhibited and/or experienced by potential victims, Peterson said, "At this point, no additional information is expected to be released, due to student privacy concerns." "As part of the disciplinary action, the team also will receive further training in hazing awareness and prevention and its impact on others," according to a D211 release. The …