At least five members of the baseball team at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, Kent. are being investigated for a disgusting hazing prank in which they allegedly peed in a bottle, warmed it in a microwave and doused a teammate with it.
As reported by Cincinnati Fox affiliate WXIX, the incident in question allegedly occurred during the team’s trip to Myrtle Beach to take part in a spring tournament. In an interview with WXIX reporter Tricia Macke, the parent of one of the boys involved in the incident said that the Highlands coach, Jeremy Baioni, may also be guilty of encouraging the teens to delete any photos or videos of the hazing that they captured on the day.
“So there are recordings of a boy on Highlands baseball team being doused with urine?,” Macke said.
“Well they were told if they’d taken any that they were to delete it,” the parent said,
“Who told them that?,” Macke said
“The coach, ” the parent said.
While school and team officials have steadfastly refused to comment, the parent mentioned here told Macke that the player involved were suspended from school and the team for at least three days, though it is unknown if they are still currently banned from participation. Meanwhile, the boy who was targeted by the prank has reportedly quit the team.
A popular Kentucky message board, Bluegrass Preps, has a stream dedicated to the incident, where those who claim to have information about the incident have reported the prank was an attempt to make the victim believe he had urinated on himself or his hotel bed.
Regardless of intent, the fact that the victim is no longer a member of the team while his persecutors are remains baffling.