A school district outside of Dallas has launched an investigation into alleged hazing that took place among the girls soccer team at an area high school.
The hazing allegations focus on Hebron High School in Lewisville, where details of the alleged hazing remain scarce but the school district has wasted little time to affirm it will punish any students deemed involved to the fullest extent of the code of conduct.
“Not only is hazing prohibited by both the Lewisville ISD student code of conduct and the expectations outlined for LISD student athletes in the district’s athletic handbook; hazing is a violation of the Texas Education code. We take these types of allegations seriously.” Lewisville ISD executive director of communications Amanda Brim told the Dallas Morning News. “Although we are prohibited by law from discussing disciplinary repercussions for a specific student, any consequences will be in accordance with the LISD student code of conduct.”
Critically, Hebron head girls soccer coach Eric Ramirez has not been disciplined or suspended from his position in the aftermath of the investigation, which would lead one to believe he wasn’t directly involved in the incident itself. That also means that Ramirez will lead the team out in the first week of January, when the 2017 season begins. The question is just how many players, and which players, will be in his lineup when the team takes the field.