Warren police investigate hazing allegations at De La Salle

Police investigate hazing allegations involving Warren De La Salle football

WARREN, Mich. – An investigation into hazing within the De La Salle Collegiate High School in Warren has police seeking answers from the school’s top leaders.

UPDATE: Police complete investigation, to recommend charges against 3 students

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Allegations of hazing on the school’s football team cost the team the playoffs and ended its season. De La Salle President John Knight spent hours at the Warren police station Friday speaking with authorities.

“I was not aware of the situation until the media called me," said Warren police commissioner Bill Dwyer. “It’s clarified now and we’re satisfied. We’re getting good cooperation from De La Salle.”

Sources claim varsity football players allegedly used broomsticks in a sexual manner to initiate younger players. The school said the hazing was more pervasive than originally thought.

Dwyer said officers are having lengthy discussions with coaches, players and students.

Classes were canceled Friday after reports of a school shooting threat. This came after a 17-year-old entered the school Thursday with a knife.

The investigation is ongoing.

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