Monday, October 8, 2018

Putnam City West student restrained, assaulted

"Four Putnam City West High School football players accused of holding and penetrating another player with the broken end of a broom handle told police it was a tradition that had been passed down from 'class to class,'" The Oklahoman reports.
An unidentified school district employee was suspended with pay in connection with the incident. ... 
It's not the first case of athletes assaulting teammates making the news. 
In January 2016, two Norman North High School wrestlers, ages 16 and 12, reported being sexually assaulted on a bus on the way back from a wrestling tournament in Pauls Valley. ... 
In Tulsa, four former Bixby High School football players were charged with sexually assaulting a teammate. The 16-year-old victim told investigators he was assaulted with a pool cue during a team dinner in September 2017 at the home of the school district's former superintendent.

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