DANVERS, MASS. (WHDH) - The Danvers School Committee is expected to discuss a motion to place the school superintendent on leave Monday.
Last week, outraged parents demanded action and condemned a lack of communication following reported hazing incidents involving the high school hockey team.
In June 2020, a Danvers hockey player told schools officials that he was repeatedly hit in the face with a sex toy when he refused to shout a racial slur. During another incident, the player claimed that he was touched inappropriately while his teammates stripped.
When the allegations surfaced, school committee members say an investigator was hired and the matter was referred to police.
Police later said that charges couldn’t be filed because the unnamed hockey player declined to file a criminal complaint.
Parents say they weren’t notified of the allegations at the time and are now demanding the superintendent be placed on leave.
The motion is expected to be discussed during a meeting at 5:45 p.m.
Swastikas and racist graffiti were also found at a Danvers middle school.
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