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An alleged hazing incident at a Texas high school in which a football player was sent to hospital with burns has resulted in 21 students being suspended.
Alamo Heights Police are investigating the suspension of 21 students at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Texas over a hazing incident in which a student was sent to the emergency room with burns to his lower body, KENS-TV reported this week .
The footballers reportedly inducted new players into the varsity team as part of a school tradition that involved hot sauce, biscuits and lap dances.
“The older boys did an initiation, where they went to the baseball fields and had the younger players put cookies soaked in hot sauce between their buttocks,” a source told KENS-TV. “Then they had to race against each other, and if one of the cookies fell out, the person had to eat it. They had them do this in an open space, completely naked.”
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The source added that some players had thrown hot sauce at them and some freshmen were forced to strip down to their boxers and give lap dances to cheerleaders at the party.
“Last week, the district received multiple messages through our anonymous tip line regarding security concerns and allegations of misconduct by some of the soccer team players,” Alamo Heights ISD communications director Julie Ann Matonis said in a statement. “The alleged incident did not take place on AHISD premises or during school hours. District administrators and coaches were not aware of any allegations before receiving the reports. The district immediately investigated the matter thoroughly and took appropriate action. due to student confidentiality laws, the District is prohibited from sharing additional information.”
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Local radio host Mike Taylor said on Wednesday that “almost the entire” team was punished for the incident with two game suspensions, internal suspensions and community service.
According to KENS-TV, some victims of the hazing incident will also be suspended.
“No one would ever want this to happen to their child,” Kara Van De Kieft, a parent of high school students in the neighborhood, told the outlet. “It’s something that worries me as a parent of someone who is going to high school next year.”
The Alamo Heights Independent School District did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ETN News Digital.
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The Alamo Heights football team opened their season on Friday night with a 42-39 loss to Seguin High School in San Antonio.