Police Investigate Hazing Allegations at Montgomery County High School

Police say they are investigating hazing allegations against a group of high school football players in Montgomery County, Maryland.

In a letter to parents, Damascus High School Principal Casey Crouse says the allegations involve the junior varsity football team.

Police said the incident involved multiple assaults including allegations of sexual offenses. Investigators will determine if any of the alleged acts rise to the level of a criminal offense.

"They're just allegations right now that we're just beginning an investigation of. Some of these allegations may prove to be sexual in nature and that's why we have detectives from our Special Victims Investigation Division heading this query," Montgomery County Police Capt. Paul Starks told News4.

The school has forfeited its junior varsity football game scheduled against Sherwood High School for Thursday night in response to the allegations.

"Any student who is found to have hazed another student will be disciplined in accordance with the MCPS Student Code of Conduct and may also face legal consequences," Crouse said in the letter to parents.

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