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Suspended Warren De La Salle students involved in hazing investigation suing school

Posted at 12:34 PM, Dec 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 12:34:22-05

WARREN, Mich. (WXYZ) — The suspended Warren De La Salle students involved in a hazing investigation are now suing the school.

The school abruptly canceled their football season in November after claims varsity players used broomsticks in a sexual manner to haze younger players in the locker room ritual.

Police say there was no penetration. Out of 87 players, police say 18 have refused to talk.

The Warren Police Department asked the Macomb County prosecutor to file assault charges against three teens connected to the hazing incident.

In the lawsuit, the students claim they are being discriminated against due to their race. They note that of the 13 students initially implicated, the only students who were suspended are minorities, while the remaining ten students have faced "no discipline whatsoever" and are Caucasian.

According to the lawsuit, the three students have been suspended for 46 days. Two of the students are in danger of not graduating. The lawsuit states that they were approached by De La Salle administrators at the direction of its president, John Knight, and have been asked to implicate other students in order to get back into the school.

Read the full lawsuit below:

Warren De La Salle lawsuit by WXYZ-TV Channel 7 Detroit on Scribd