Bauxite High School baseball players under investigation for hazing
BAUXITE (KATV) —
On Monday, the Bauxite School District confirmed a hazing investigation involving the Bauxite baseball team is underway.
The Director of Academic Affairs, Leann Pinkerton, released this statement to KATV:
Bauxite Schools is currently investigating allegations of hazing involving the Bauxite Baseball team. This matter is also being investigated by the Arkansas State Police and Saline County Sheriff’s Office. Due to student privacy laws, we are not able to comment further on the specifics of the hazing allegations. The safety and well-being of our students is, and will continue to be, the primary concern of Bauxite Schools. We take all threats to student safety very seriously and are taking immediate actions to ensure the safety of all student athletes.
Students on the Bauxite High School baseball team are under investigation, according to Bauxite High School baseball coach Michael Mattox.
Coach Mattox tells KATV the investigation into several students started last week. At this time, he could not go into detail about the nature of the investigation.
The season, however, has not been canceled.
We will continue to follow this story.