Investigations underway at Warren De La Salle High School after hazing, threat, knife brought to school

Warren De La Salle cancels classes due to threat; Forfeits playoff game amid hazing allegations

WARREN, Mich. – An investigation into locker room hazing at De La Salle Collegiate High School in Warren has the administration pulling the football team out of the playoffs and canceling the season.

For a school that has invested a lot of time, energy and resources into its football program, that decision was likely not made lightly.

Sources will only say off the record what is going on behind closed doors. The school president did release a statement Thursday.

“At this time, as we continue our investigation, the school leadership feels that it best that we take a step back from the field of competition. We do so with sadness, but also with a heart and mind and spirit determined to do what is right. What is right for our young men. What is right for our community. And what is right according to our Lasallian Catholic values,” De La Salle President John M. Knight said.

As that was being announced, a threat went out over Snapchat. A picture was sent out of someone in a Guy Fawkes mask with text over the picture that alludes to people getting killed at Friday mass.

The school made the decision to cancel classes on Friday.

Late Thursday afternoon, Warren police were at the school because a 17-year-old student allegedly brought a knife to the school to protect himself from bullies. That teenager was arrested.

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