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Hoffman Estates' varsity boys basketball team has been disciplined following an investigation into hazing allegations, school officials said.
The team will forfeit three games as a result of a district investigation into hazing allegations, Township High School District 211 president Robert LeFevre said.
District officials were made aware of allegations of hazing Friday afternoon and the district opened an investigation. The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and Hoffman Estates police were contacted.
Hoffman Estates police are working with the district, according to a Saturday news release issued by the department.
The district’s own investigation into the 14-player team has concluded, LeFevre said, adding that he does not know what the allegations consisted of.
He said no students were singled out.
“As far as I know this applies to the entire team,” LeFevre said.
He said the coaches had not been disciplined.
“Thank goodness no coaches were involved or aware of anything,” LeFevre said.
The team has forfeited Friday night’s game against Schaumburg. They will forfeit Saturday’s game against Hersey and Tuesday’s game against Streamwood. As part of the disciplinary action, the team also will receive training in hazing awareness and prevention, according to a district news release.
“The allegations are taken very,very seriously and should be taken seriously by everyone,” LeFevre said. “Anything that comes close to hazing or something like that will not be tolerated.”