Minnesota School Still Reeling from Hazing

Last week's hazing allegation at Elk River (Minn.) High School has resulted in disciplinary action against nine players, while five of 12 coaches remain on administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation this week. The decisions came at a special Sunday night school board meeting.

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that four players will be kicked off the varsity squad for their roles in at least one incident involving players striking or poking other players on or near the buttocks in the school's wrestling room. Three other players are suspended for four games, and another two will sit out one game. The board also voted to reinstate seven coaches from paid administrative leave, and the entire football team must undergo sensitivity training in an effort to prevent future incidents.

"These are good kids, and they made a mistake," district superintendent Mark Bezek, who suspended the entire football program last week, told the paper. "But it's a serious mistake."

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