SAYREVILLE, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Four assistant New Jersey high school football coaches who were suspended amid hazing and sexual assault charges filed against players will keep their teaching jobs.

The Sayreville school board on Tuesday reinstated the men as teachers. Two of the men due for pay raises will not get them, WCBS 880’s Levon Putney reported.

The school board did not make a recommendation about suspended head coach George Najjar, who is a physical education teacher.

The coaches were suspended with pay Oct. 16 after seven Sayreville War Memorial High School football players were accused of hazing and sexually assaulting four teammates inside the locker room. The boys will not be tried as adults.

No coaches were charged.

The school district canceled the football season.

The Home News Tribune reports Superintendent Rick Labbe issued a statement saying the investigation continues and the board’s actions are the next step in the process.

Three paid part-time coaches and five volunteers were fired in connection with the scandal.

Dr. Richard Bozza, executive director of the New Jersey Association of School Administrators, said the ordeal has been a learning experience, Putney reported.

“It’s clear that situations such as this one alerts everybody to review their policies, to take a look at their practices, to have a conversation with their staff, as well as with their students, about what’s appropriate,” Bozza said. “As with any event that captures everyone’s attention, it’s a time to reflect, to examine and to improve the processes that we have in place.”

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