Dearborn Fordson High School investigates football hazing

By Rod Meloni - Reporter, CFP ®

DEARBORN, Mich. - Football season is among us, and there are a lot of things that go with it -- the Friday night lights, the school pride, and unfortunately in this case, hazing. 

It's a fairly common ritual in some schools and often can get out of hand -- and it appears that's what happened in this case. 

Principal Heyam Alcodray put out a letter this week to parents confirming the rumored hazing incident as just that.

She wrote: "This type of behavior is unacceptable, in violation of policy, and will not be allowed at Fordson High School."

Hazing is a form of bullying and can be considered harassment. The consequences for taking part in such activities can be severe and have legal implications as well.

The principal said the individuals involved in this isolated incident have been identified and appropriate disciplinary measures have been taken.

Superintendent Glenn Maleyko addressed the social media rumors with statement:

"I can confirm it was not an incident of rape. These were students involved in behaviors that we will not tolerate in this district. All responsible are being dealt with appropriately and we have been in contact with the Dearborn police to determine if any further legal action will be taken."

Principal Alcodray concluded by saying: "On behalf of all students and staff members at Fordson I extend our most sincere apologies to the victim of this rogue hazing incident."

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