CRESWELL, Ore. – Allegations of a hazing incident involving the Creswell High School boys varsity soccer team on Saturday has caught the attention of administration. Now, Creswell High School has disciplined students.
A parent tells KVAL News it happened on a bus ride home following a game in Cave Junction. The parent, who wanted to remain anonymous, said older boys on the soccer team pulled the freshmen under a blanket, tied their hands behind their backs and tried to pull down their shorts.
In a statement, the parent sayid: "It's infuriating that with three coaches on board the bus that the players were allowed to continue the illegal behavior unabated. No one should have to fear for their safety, especially when on a school bus for a school-sanctioned activity.”
KVAL News spoke with Creswell Principal Gary Mounce, who said they received the complaint and investigated the incident. He said four students will face disciplinary action and the soccer team faces sanctions. Mounce said head coach Thomas Carroll will not be disciplined.
Mounce said he takes hazing very seriously. “Anytime anyone feels uncomfortable, feels like their environment is turning into a hostile situation or unpleasant situation, or they don't feel safe, then that's the definition of harassment or intimidation.”