Lake Catholic High School, located in Mentor, Ohio, is investigating an alleged hazing incident that occurred with the school’s football team last month.
The Cleveland Diocese confirmed Lake Catholic was investigating allegations of hazing.
A police report indicates the alleged incident occurred July 11 at a football camp. It lists two victims and five suspects.
Football coaches didn’t have comment about the incident at Thursday’s scrimmage.
The John Carroll University Police Department provided a small portion of the report, which indicates the incident allegedly happened “during a non-JCU football camp.”
The report cited an apparent “act of hazing.”
The Catholic Diocese says that school investigated immediately.
On Thursday, Lake Catholic issued the following statement regarding the incident involving the football team:
Lake Catholic High School strives to create a truly Catholic environment in which all students are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve as children of God. As such, Lake Catholic does not tolerate actions by its students or staff members which are contrary to our Catholic values and character.
When the school’s administration was made aware of the recent allegations of hazing activity involving some members of the school football team, action was quickly taken to investigate the matter and to reach out to the families of those affected. The school has taken preliminary corrective measures against those involved and continues to consider what additional measures might be appropriate in keeping with the school’s policies and Student Code of Conduct as all the facts become known.