The Hoffman Estates High School boys varsity basketball team was been suspended for three games following an investigation of an alleged hazing. Michelle Relerford reports reaction from parents and students for NBC News at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012.
The Hoffman Estates High School boys varsity basketball team has been suspended for three games following an investigation of an alleged hazing.
"We take any type of this report extremely seriously and we conducted an immediate and thorough investigation involving all team members and the coach," according to a press release from Township High School District 211 on Friday announcing the cancellation of the team's game against Schaumburg High School.
On Saturday morning, the school issued another press release stating Friday night's cancellation was part of the disciplinary action based on the findings of their investigation.
After the investigation concluded on Friday, Superintendent Nancy Robb and Principal Jim Britton met with the players and their parents to inform them of our findings, the release stated.
Details of the investigation have not been made public at this time.
Friday night's forfeit is the first of a three-game penalty imposed on the team. The other two forfeits include Saturday night's game at Hersey High School and Tuesday night's game against Streamwood High School.
"As part of the disciplinary action, the team also will receive further training in hazing awareness and prevention and its impact on other," the school's press release stated.