High school football hazing investigation


JONATHAN MARTINEZ, KPRC
CHANNEL 2 NEWS. CHANNEL 2 NEWS.
>>JONATHAN, THANK YOU.>>JONATHAN, THANK YOU.
>>>NEW DETAILS IN A STORY WE>>>NEW DETAILS IN A STORY WE
FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT LAST NIGHT. FIRST TOLD YOU ABOUT LAST NIGHT.
A HAZING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY A HAZING INVESTIGATION UNDERWAY
TONIGHT INVOLVING A SMALL TOWN TONIGHT INVOLVING A SMALL TOWN
HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY FOOTBALL HIGH SCHOOL VARSITY FOOTBALL
TEAM. TEAM.
CHANNEL 2’S BILL BARAJAS IS LIVE CHANNEL 2’S BILL BARAJAS IS LIVE
OUTSIDE OF MONTGOMERY HIGH OUTSIDE OF MONTGOMERY HIGH
SCHOOL. SCHOOL.
TONIGHT WE’RE FINALLY GETTING TONIGHT WE’RE FINALLY GETTING
SOME ANSWERS. SOME ANSWERS.
>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT.>>Reporter: THAT’S RIGHT.
THOSE ALLEGATIONS WERE FIRST THOSE ALLEGATIONS WERE FIRST
REPORTED LAST FRIDAY THROUGH A REPORTED LAST FRIDAY THROUGH A
DISTRICT TIP LINE AND IT DISTRICT TIP LINE AND IT
INVOLVES MULTIPLE INVOLVES MULTIPLE
>>I’ve heard of the last 3>>I’ve heard of the last 3
>>I’VE HEARD ABOUT IT FOR DAYS.>>I’VE HEARD ABOUT IT FOR DAYS.
>>Reporter: THE HAZING INCIDENT>>Reporter: THE HAZING INCIDENT
TROUBLING BOTH STUDENTS AND TROUBLING BOTH STUDENTS AND
PARENTS. PARENTS.
HIS SON IS A JV FOOTBALL PLAYER. HIS SON IS A JV FOOTBALL PLAYER.
HE TELLS US SOMETHING LIKE THIS HE TELLS US SOMETHING LIKE THIS
HAS NEVER HAPPENED HERE. HAS NEVER HAPPENED HERE.
>>NO HIGH SCHOOLERS TALKED>>NO HIGH SCHOOLERS TALKED
ABOUT HAZING OR DOING THE RITUAL ABOUT HAZING OR DOING THE RITUAL
BEFORE A GAME OR WHAT NOT. BEFORE A GAME OR WHAT NOT.
>>Reporter: THEY TELL US IT>>Reporter: THEY TELL US IT
HAPPENED OFF-CAMPUS AT A HOME. HAPPENED OFF-CAMPUS AT A HOME.
THE DISTRICT SAYS MULTIPLE THE DISTRICT SAYS MULTIPLE
MEMBERS OF THE FOOTBALL TEAM ARE MEMBERS OF THE FOOTBALL TEAM ARE
ACCUSED OF HAZING AT LEAST ONE ACCUSED OF HAZING AT LEAST ONE
OF THEIR TEAMMATES. OF THEIR TEAMMATES.
THE DETAILS OF WHAT HAPPENED THE DETAILS OF WHAT HAPPENED
HAVE NOT YET BEEN RELEASED. HAVE NOT YET BEEN RELEASED.
>>THIS SHOULDN’T HAPPEN TO>>THIS SHOULDN’T HAPPEN TO
NOBODY. NOBODY.
HAZING, WE DON’T CALL IT HAZING. HAZING, WE DON’T CALL IT HAZING.
E YOU CALL THAT A WHOLE E YOU CALL THAT A WHOLE
DIFFERENT LEVEL. DIFFERENT LEVEL.
HAZING IS PUSHING AROUND, YOU HAZING IS PUSHING AROUND, YOU
KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING. KNOW WHAT I’M SAYING.
SOME ROUGH HOUSE AND STUFF LIKE SOME ROUGH HOUSE AND STUFF LIKE
THAT. THAT.
>>Reporter: THE DISTRICT SAID>>Reporter: THE DISTRICT SAID
IT HAD COMPLETED ITS IT HAD COMPLETED ITS
INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION.
THE FINDINGS WILL BE HANDED OVER THE FINDINGS WILL BE HANDED OVER
TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S TO THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S
OFFICE WHO WILL DETERMINE IF ANY OFFICE WHO WILL DETERMINE IF ANY
CRIMINAL CHARGES WILL BE FILED. CRIMINAL CHARGES WILL BE FILED.
A FORMER STUDENT SAYS HE HOPES A FORMER STUDENT SAYS HE HOPES
THOSE INVOLVED ARE PUNISHED BUT THOSE INVOLVED ARE PUNISHED BUT
IS SKEPTICAL ABOUT WHAT MIGHT IS SKEPTICAL ABOUT WHAT MIGHT
HAPPEN. HAPPEN.
>>ALL I COULD SEE IS MAYBE THEM>>ALL I COULD SEE IS MAYBE THEM
SHUTS DOWN THE SPORTS PROGRAM SHUTS DOWN THE SPORTS PROGRAM
FOR A WHILE. FOR A WHILE.
THAT’S STOPPING THE FOOTBALL THAT’S STOPPING THE FOOTBALL
TEAM. TEAM.
I MEAN, OTHER THAN THAT, I I MEAN, OTHER THAN THAT, I
HONESTLY, I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE HONESTLY, I DON’T KNOW WHAT ELSE
THEY WOULD DO. THEY WOULD DO.
>>Reporter: AND THE DISTRICT>>Reporter: AND THE DISTRICT
SAYS THEY ARE WORKING WITH BOTH SAYS THEY ARE WORKING WITH BOTH
PARENTS AND STUDENTS TO PROVIDE PARENTS AND STUDENTS TO PROVIDE
COUNSELING SERVICES TO WHOEVER

3 thoughts on “High school football hazing investigation

  1. Millions are spent on high school football facilities, equip. , training, etc. All so a couple dozen kids can play a game…our tax dollars are already paying for public education….extra curricular activities should not be the burden of the tax payer.

  2. SICK and DISGUSTING.. They SHOULD ALL BE KICK OUT OF SCHOOL AND THE SCHOOL SHOULD BE SUE … ENOUGH IS ENOUGH…

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