Sources: Wall football player involved in hazing allegations also arrested for alleged sexual assault

News 12 has learned through sources a juvenile football player on the Wall Township football team was arrested for alleged sexual assault in an unrelated incident off campus.

News 12 Staff

Nov 12, 2021, 5:14 PM

Updated 892 days ago

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News 12 has learned through sources a juvenile football player on the Wall Township football team was arrested for alleged sexual assault in an unrelated incident off campus.
The news comes as hazing allegations, as well as the investigation, continues. Tonight's playoff game was scrapped earlier in the week in light of the ongoing incident. 
Multiple sources say the same individual is seen in a video taken inside the high school locker room threatening a younger player. 
Law enforcement officials refuse to comment on the allegations as it involves juveniles. 
News 12 has also confirmed discussions remain ongoing about the status of the annual Thanksgiving game against Manasquan. The employees associated with the football team, including the head coach, were placed on administrative leave. They are a business instructor and two gym teachers.
Multiple parents say there are now several students suspended from school. News 12 has not been able to confirm that with the district.
The hazing allegations took place inside the school locker room and was filmed by another student.  The video, according to parents, shows members of the football team threatening a sophomore player with a broom.
Other parents say they saw another video showing what appeared to be a sexual assault against a younger player. News 12 has confirmed authorities are in possession of at least one video. 
News 12 has confirmed meetings with the athletic director and members of both the JV and varsity team took place late this week after school. Last evening, a group of several parents issued a statement asking for support for the players not involved in the incident. That statement is now being criticized by additional parents, calling it, “insensitive and the main focus should be justice for the victims."  


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