WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – Two students on the David Crockett football team in Washington County have been “technically remanded to alternative school” after allegations surfaced earlier this week of hazing during a football camp.
The students will attend alternative school until they have their hearing regarding the hazing shortly after the start of the school year.
News Channel 11 learned Thursday the camp where the hazing is alleged to have happened was sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes but the students were under the supervision of the staffs of their respective schools.
According to Director of Schools Ron Dykes, preliminary results from the “ongoing investigation show hazing probably occurred to some degree.”
Washington County school officials say the Department of Children Services is also involved in this investigation.
The football players have not been “suspended” but Dykes told News Channel 11 that he suspects suspensions will be forthcoming.
Earlier this week, we reported confirmed David Crockett High School was investigating those allegations. Principal Peggy Wright said they received an e-mail Tuesday from someone labeled “concerned parents” alleging hazing at a recent Fellowship of Christian Athletes football camp their students attended at Tennessee Tech University.
The e-mail went on to allege a group of upperclassmen on the football team subjected several freshman to a form of hazing.
Dykes told News Channel 11 he believes 65 or so students attended this football camp.
Continue to follow WJHL as we track the latest developments in this case.