SAYREVILLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Some parents and students aren’t happy after Sayreville High School officials canceled the entire football season amid hazing allegations.
Sayreville school officials made the announcement Monday night during a meeting with the parents of football players.
Superintendent Richard Labbe said there was “enough evidence to substantiate that there were incidences of harassment, intimidation and bullying” that took place “on a pervasive level, on a wide scale level and at a level which the players knew, tolerated and in general accepted.”
“Based upon that information, we are canceling the remainder of the football season for the freshman, the junior varsity and varsity football programs,” Labbe said.
School officials earlier declined to provide details of the allegations other than to describe them as “significant and serious” in nature. Labbe said some players engaged in what the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office considers criminal behavior.