The Clover High School administration has permanently removed 10 players from its football team amid allegations of hazing that surfaced at the school last week. Thirteen players have been suspended from school for up to five days and additional disciplinary action is possible, according to a release from the district.
The school will not names of the affected players. Due to the ongoing criminal investigation, district officials are required to limit what is said about the incidents that took place in the athletics locker room, according to the release.
"The school and district both stress that safety is of utmost importance in this situation and processes are being reviewed to ensure such behavior does not take place in the future," the release states. "The administration continues to take the allegations very seriously, and it continues to conduct a thorough investigation in cooperation with the York County Sheriff’s office. However, it is important to note that any disciplinary action taken by the school is independent of the on-going criminal investigation."