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Niles North High School in the Chicago, Illinois suburb of Skokie suspended its entire varsity football season until further notice due to a “possible hazing incident,” The Chicago Tribune reported.
Niles North High School posted an official statement on its website about the alleged hazing.
“North High School has been made aware of allegations of a possible hazing incident involving the Varsity Football Team,” the statement reads. “Over the weekend, school officials took immediate action based on the reports received. The school immediately notified the Skokie Police Department, and Niles North is working in conjunction with Skokie Police during this investigation.”
The school’s president, James Edwards, sent a letter to parents regarding the matter that was also posted on the school’s site.
“This note is to alert you to a possible hazing incident at Niles North High School,” the letter reads. “I am sharing this information with you so that you are aware of it, because we have zero tolerance for hazing, bullying or other forms of harassment. Please feel free to share this information with your son or daughter.”
This story is developing.