Watch Local 4 News at 5 -- Oct. 29, 2020
Here’s what you missed on Local 4 News at 5:Why prosecutors decided to drop all criminal charges in De La Salle hazing investigationCharges against all seven students accused in a Warren De La Salle Collegiate School football hazing investigation have been dropped, according to Michael Wendling, the St. Clair County Prosecutor. Wendling told Local 4 that all seven cases have been dismissed. He said the dismissal was granted after conditions had been met including an anti-bullying program, apology letters to victims and graduation.
Warren De La Salle High School fires school’s president amid hazing investigation
WARREN, Mich. – The calls for John M. Knight to step down from his post as school president has been going on for months. UPDATE: Charges dropped for 7 Warren De La Salle students accused in football hazing investigationWarren De La Salle Collegiate School announced Thursday that Knight has been let go, but Knight is trying to fight back. The De La Salle High School Board of Trustees announced Thursday that they were not only deciding to place Knight on leave, but his contract is not being renewed. RELATED: Warren De La Salle High School places president on leave amid football hazing caseThe search for Knight’s replacement started immediately. Warren police conducted an investigation into the De La Salle football program after the team forfeited its Michigan high school playoff game due to the allegations of hazing.
Watch Local 4 News at Noon -- Nov. 8, 2019
DETROIT Heres whats coming up on Local 4 News at Noon:3 teens could face charges in De La Salle football team hazingThree teens could be charged with assault in connection to hazing in the De La Salle Collegiate High School football program. Two 16-year-old boys are expected to be charged as juveniles, according to the Warren police commissioner.
Victim in De La Salle hazing refused to be interviewed, prosecutor says
WARREN, Mich. Three teens could be charged with assault in connection to hazing in the De La Salle Collegiate High School football program. RELATED: 3 teens could face charges in De La Salle football team hazingTwo 16-year-old boys are expected to be charged as juveniles, according to the Warren police commissioner. Warren Police commissioner Bill Dwyer said the tradition of football hazing at De La Salle Collegiate High School goes back years and is so well known, it keeps younger players in constant fear. Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith said the victim in the case doesnt want the case to go forward and refused to be interviewed by police. De La Salle forfeited its high school playoff game due to the allegations of hazing in the team locker room.
4Frenzy Spotlight: De La Salle sweeps cross country 4Frenzy Fan Choice Awards
De La Salle's cross country team ran away with a sweep of the cross country category for our 4Frenzy Fan Choice Awards. Coach Sandy Buchanan is delighted for the recognition, and she and coach Jill Suminski are also most appreciative for the votes for 'Favorite Cross Country Coaches". Buchanan has been the head coach of De La Salle's cross country program for four years. There is no doubt that this team is dedicated to not only cross country, but also to their school as a whole. The time and effort the team members put into their sport exemplifies why they swept the cross country category in our 4Frenzy Fan Choice Awards.
4Frenzy Spotlight: Daniel Miscavish
Daniel Miscavish of the De La Salle Pilots won both ‘Goalie’ and ‘Best Sophomore’ in 4Frenzy’s winter edition. Despite the "crushing loss" against Liggett during overtime in the playoffs, Daniel says it was a great game. Daniel says that Coach Clark is "a great coach and is doing great things to improve De La Salle’s hockey program." According to Daniel, De La Salle is a school where "everyone has a great attitude and it’s like a brotherhood. My dad, brother, cousin, and uncle went to De La Salle, so I’m glad to carry on that tradition."