Hazing Allegations Leave Wood Memorial Faithful Shocked, Dismayed

by Webmaster8/24/2016

For the second straight week, there will be no game played under Friday night lights for the Wood Memorial High School football team. On Tuesday, East Gibson School Corporation Superintendent Dr. Henry Brewster announced the team would forfeit its Week 2 tilt against Tecumseh High School as the school corporation and Oakland City Police Department investigates allegations of hazing against the past and present members of the football team.

On August 19th, just hours before Wood Memorial was set to open the season against Princeton, school officials announced the football team had forfeited amid the allegations. Because so many players had been suspended, the football program was unable to field a team. 

Hours later, the Oakland City Police Department announced it was launching a criminal investigation and that the allegations included members of this year's football team as well as last year's football team.

The alleged incidents took place on school property, Chief Hensley said. 

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