Look, we're the first ones to jump out and slam a school for not taking appropriate action in the wake of a hazing incident.
But something about the story coming out of Honeoye High School seems to be missing something. There was an incident on a team bus that has resulted in six players being suspended, both the head coach and JV coach resigning AND the rest of the season cancelled. That's pretty serious. But according to the school superintendent, David Bills, the kids invovled made a "mistake" (well, obviously) but it was really all about some "roughhousing" on the team bus (how often have we heard that term as code for hazing) that included wedgies and noogies.
Something about the way this story is being told is making me think there is something more serious going on here, because what they're telling us sounds like hazing from the 1970s. Sorry, it just sounds like a cover story someone would make up.
Anyone have more details?
At a school board meeting held Wednesday night Superintendent David Bills would only say that the students involved made a "mistake" and committed a "violation of school policy." Parents say horseplay after a basketball game last week is to blame. This incident has also led to the resignations of the Varsity and JV basketball coaches. Bills says he will not give out any details about the incident that parents say landed six senior players in trouble. On Wednesday night the School Board accepted the resignations of Varsity boys basketball coach Jim Parshall and JV coach Jordan Trowbridge. Parents say this incident stems from some roughhousing on the school bus after a recent basketball game. News10NBC is told the senior players gave the JV players wedgies and noogies. And that the coaches were on the bus at the time. Parents say the students were suspended on Monday for five days. They say the teams last three games of the season were also canceled as well as their senior night, which is a night of recognition of the senior players and their families.