Schools chief, D.A. accommodate with Central Bucks West parents

October 28, 2014 - Picnic Time

Parents of Central Bucks High School West football players voiced a accumulation of emotions Monday night during a private assembly with a propagandize district’s superintendent and a Bucks County district attorney, a initial time officials have met with relatives given a district canceled a rest of a football deteriorate over allegations of hazing.

For some-more than an hour in a Doylestown school’s auditorium, Superintendent David Weitzel addressed about 75 relatives and took questions from a audience, pronounced a father of a sophomore actor who did not wish to be identified.

District Attorney David Heckler, who reliable his assemblage in a after write interview, also told a throng that his bureau was meddlesome in vocalization with any intensity victims or witnesses as an review progresses.

Police pronounced final week that they designed on interviewing each youth and comparison on a team, as good as a coaches.

Weitzel told a relatives what a district has detected so distant about a hazing, pronounced a primogenitor who spoke after a meeting. Officials trust it took place during a preseason picnic, he said, and concerned dual activities: players being put in a showers with towels over their heads, and, separately, players “slapping” a groins of their entirely dressed teammates.

“It’s unequivocally stupid, and really, really, unequivocally immature,” a primogenitor said.

Heckler pronounced that authorities would find in their review to brand either any purported activities were criminal, and that his bureau would support internal military in any approach needed.

Monday’s assembly occurred a day before a propagandize house assembly in that a debate is approaching to take core stage.

In a matter expelled to relatives Monday, Board President Paul Faulkner stood by a superintendent’s preference to postpone a football season.

“We praise a administration for behaving soon in a best seductiveness of each tyro and out of an contentment of caution,” he said.

Administrators schooled about a purported hazing dual weeks ago, when a primogenitor reported conference that a actor had resisted removing his hair cut – a six-year-old tradition – and was subsequently punched by a teammate, Weitzel said.

School officials interviewed students and could not justify that allegation, though began to hear about some-more discouraging activities, Weitzel said. What they heard, he said, “clearly defines hazing.”

Those allegations enclosed a showering protocol – that was described as “waterboarding” – and a groin punching, apparently an activity featured on a Comedy Central uncover Tosh.0.

Ultimately, Weitzel motionless a activities were estimable of quick action, and on Thursday he announced a season’s cancellation.

Many students final week were dissapoint by a decision.

The primogenitor who spoke after Monday’s assembly pronounced he accepted a emotions, though hoped that some good could come out of a situation.

“I adore a school,” he said. “They unequivocally caring about a kids.”

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