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UPDATED: Chelmsford Football Players May Have Been Involved In Hazing Incident

The allegations of a CHS hazing incident in New Hampshire are still under investigation.

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WCVB is reporting that members of the Chelmsford High School football team may have been involved in a hazing incident in Moultonborough, New Hampshire. 

No details have been confirmed as of yet, outside of WCVB reporting Chelmsford Public Schools and Moultonborough Police are investigating the incident. 

Patch will have more information if it becomes available. 

Anyone with information can e-mail the editor at andrew.sylvia@patch.com

8:37 p.m. - Chelmsford Public Schools superintendent Dr. Frank Tiano released the following statement to Patch.

"We are aware that allegations were made regarding potential misconduct by student athletes.  The school has investigated these allegations and has taken action. Due to the fact that the allegations involve students, we are not at liberty to discuss the specifics of those allegations or the results of the investigation.   At Chelmsford Public Schools, we have always and will continue to take seriously the safety of each and every student under our care. "

9:48 a.m. - Dr. Tiano released a statement to parents and teachers indicating that upon being notified of the allegations, high school administration began an extensive investigation and Principal Caliri contacted the proper authorities. 

While the internal investigation within the schools has concluded and the school administration cannot release further details per policy, there is an ongoing police investigation headed by the Moultonborough, New Hampshire Police Department surrounding the matter.

Patch will have more information as it becomes available. 
John Gault September 09, 2013 at 06:37 PM
Good thing we got the new turf on the football fields. Easier to wash the dirt away....
Eileen Cushing-Craig September 09, 2013 at 10:55 PM
This is very troubling to me as a parent of a student athlete at the high school. I do not understand Dr. Tiano's reasoning that because all parties are students, the school department is not at liberty to discuss the allegations? What? I believe that parents have the right to know exactly what happened while those kids were under the care of their football coaching staff. What exactly were the actions that were taken? There are just too many unanswered questions and someone really needs to step up and answer them.
Nick Caraway September 10, 2013 at 05:06 AM
Hopefully not another Andover B-Ball like situation, wonder if when the investigation is done Chelmsford will have enough unsuspended players to field a team. Shame
Bill Giers September 10, 2013 at 06:59 AM
Hazing makes it sound like it was just a little fun. IF it was a physical or sexual assault... call it what it is. Gang violence. Domestic terrorism. Intimidation. Predators. When I attended CHS the coaches knew hazing, and physical attacks happened. Sometimes with their full knowledge and consent. The athletes were always given a pass because we couldn't possibly affect the sport and the standing of the HS against other HS's. Societies' standards has changed. We no longer paddle students. If it is all BS, then let's quickly clear their names, if not, treat them like the criminals the acts demand. Four year olds know to not hit. If you're old enough to drive, have a baby or an abortion, work a job for pay, you should be able to take responsibility for your actions and choices. Past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior. Clear them or punish and treat them. If it is determined they are so immature that they are deemed not responsible, then the parents are and should have notified the school of the judgment or impulse deficits their children had. Schools are supposed to educate. Here is a wonderful opportunity to teach the whole town how responsible citizens should act and what is and is not acceptable. Publish the facts and outcomes.
Trish Pietrzak September 10, 2013 at 12:03 PM
Good luck getting any answers or actions from the school. I contacted the Athletic Director back in June on why he allowed the Cheer Coach to bully, degrade and terrify the CHS Cheerleaders. Other parents approached him and some of the cheerleaders even approached the Dean. Guess what.....SHE IS STILL THE CHS CHEER COACH!!!
Mike September 10, 2013 at 02:35 PM
Very well said Mr. Giers. 100% agree with you. Remember, it is only an investigation. No charges have been filed.
Donna Reed September 12, 2013 at 08:14 AM
Indeed Mr. Giers has said it all, and said it well. One thing to consider, the "criminal" investigation is being handled by the Moultenborogh, NH Police Dept. They don't have a sense of "ownership" to Chelmsford, MA, so if there was "criminal activity" it will come to light, and we must assume that those responsible will receive just and fair punishment. At THEIR expense and cost, not the taxpayers......
Tiffany Drown September 12, 2013 at 03:57 PM
Mr.Giers is spot on.Three and out.
Paul September 18, 2013 at 05:02 PM
I hear crickets. Looks like this one is being kept under wraps.

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