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Sex crimes unit investigating hazing incident involving Berea football players in Cleveland

Posted at 4:41 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 08:11:48-04

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Police Department’s Sex Crimes and Child Abuse unit is investigating an allegation of hazing involving students from Berea-Midpark High School during a football camp at Case Western Reserve University.

Authorities have not provided specifics regarding what happened or when the alleged hazing occurred.

The Berea School District released the following statement:

“Due to the report of the alleged hazing incident at the football camp on the campus of Case Western Reserve University, we have temporarily postponed summer training to allow us time to investigate the matter. Our preliminary findings indicate a number of students that were involved to varying degrees, as either participants and/or witnesses. These involved students will be withheld from participating in summer training activities, organized by Berea-Midpark High School staff, until the investigation is complete. There will be no further comment on this matter at this time."