UPDATE: Police pressing charges against student athletes for hazing

Published: Nov. 8, 2019 at 7:47 AM EST
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Suburban Detroit police will recommend that three football players at an all-boys Catholic high school be charged for alleged hazing that ended the football powerhouse's season.

Warren De La Salle Collegiate, a Catholic high school in the Detroit area, dropped out of the high school football playoffs Nov. 1, due to reports of hazing incidents by players.

Those students have been suspended indefinitely.

The Detroit News reported that the players did not cooperate with the investigation that wrapped up overnight.

Police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said the alleged hazing involved sexual threats made to football players with broomsticks.

He said that once the police investigation is completed those findings will be forwarded to Macomb County prosecutors with a recommendation that charges be filed.

Dwyer said school officials have cooperated in the investigation that began last week after the school, which had won two consecutive state championships, forfeited a playoff game amid the allegations .

But he said 12 parents would not allow their sons to be interviewed. Four others had attorneys.

Warren police have not said if more players will be charged.

An email sent to parents Thursday by Warren De La Salle Collegiate said players were aware of the hazing but failed to report it.

The school has only said the hazing was pervasive and more serious than what was initially thought.

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