By: Kevin Karel (WRGA News)
Detectives with the Gordon County Sheriff’s Department are investigating allegations of hazing in the Gordon Central boys soccer program.
According to a press release from Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston the case was first brought to police attention Saturday March 16th when a male juvenile reported he had been the victim of a hazing ritual by another male juvenile. Detectives have since gathered enough evidence to lead them to believe there are more than a dozen victims and a dozen suspects in the case. Ralston stated in addition to criminal Battery, the alleged incidents have also involved “inappropriate contact”, though the nature of that behavior has not been revealed. If charges are filed in the case it will be several weeks until they are leveled as the investigation is ongoing.
Gordon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Susan Remillard was said to be in meetings and unavailable for comment Wednesday morning. Police say school officials are cooperating fully with the investigation.
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