Police: No charges in Lake Zurich hazing investigation

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LAKE ZURICH –  Lake Zurich Police say no criminal charges will be filed in a hazing investigation of the Lake Zurich High School Football team.

Hazing allegations were made after “inappropriate activity” occurred in the team’s locker room on October 27th.

In the wake of the allegations, Community Unit School District 95 put head coach David Proffitt and assistant coach Chad Beaver on leave and required players to undergo anti-hazing education.

Police now say whatever happened in the locker room did not violate the state’s hazing law and no one will be charged.

In a letter to parents sent on Friday, District 95 officials said coaches are now assigned to supervise the locker rooms, and that the facilities are locked when staff members aren’t there.

District staff and an outside hazing prevention expert have put on educational programs, with more scheduled for the spring, the letter said.


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