High school sports team suspended following hazing incident


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ST. ANTHONY – The South Fremont High School girls varsity volleyball team has been suspended for two games after a hazing incident Saturday night.

Multiple sources tell EastIdahoNews.com a member of the team attended an overnight party at a home with her teammates. The girl left the party and when she returned, other team members put a bag or pillow case over her head, “kidnapped” her and drove her around.

District administrators learned about the incident and began an investigation.

“We had a hazing incident over the weekend and because of that our varsity volleyball team has been suspended for two games,” South Fremont Vice Principal and Athletic Director Chris Tucker tells EastIdahoNews.com. “These are good kids. They just kind of went too far with something they were doing.”

A criminal investigation into the matter is underway, according to Fremont County Sheriff Len Humphries, but nobody has been charged at this point. District leaders declined to say whether any of the students have personally faced disciplinary action.

The Idaho High School Activities Association defines hazing as “any humiliating, potentially dangerous, or illegal activity expected of a student in order to belong to a group, regardless of his/her willingness to participate.”

“Students participating in school-related activities have a right to be safe and to be free from intimidation and unreasonable embarrassment,” the association states.