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Warren police complete investigation into De La Salle football hazing, to recommend charges against 3 students

De La Salle forfeits high school football playoff game due to hazing allegations

The design of the new field to host the De La Salle Pilots' athletic teams in 2019

WARREN, Mich. – Warren police have completed their investigation into hazing in the De La Salle High School football program and will recommend charges against three students, police Commissioner Bill Dwyer said.

De La Salle forfeited its high school playoff game due to allegations of hazing in the team locker room.

Warren police said earlier this week they were in the midst of interviewing every member of the football team.

“I’ve assigned five investigators to the case -- one sergeant, four detectives,” Dwyer said at the time.

Police said they expected to conduct 40 to 80 interviews before the investigation concluded. Dwyer confirmed to Local 4 on Thursday that the investigation has been completed.

Warren police will present their findings to the Macomb County Prosecutor’s Office and recommend charges against three students, Dwyer said.

The three students in question have been suspended since the start of the investigation, Dwyer said.

Local 4 reached out to De La Salle High School for comment, but school officials said they don’t comment publicly about disciplinary matters.

Parents of De La Salle students said the hazing allegations have been hanging over the entire school.

“There’s definitely an aura, and everybody’s kind of down,” parent Jennifer Wright said. “I hope that that changes.”

Wright’s son is a sophomore at De La Salle.

“Of course you feel for the victim,” Wright said. “I think that they are doing the proper channels and I think they are handling it appropriately -- at least, I hope they are.”

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