New Jersey school cancels football season
SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) — Officials have canceled the football season at a New Jersey high school amid allegations of harassment, intimidation and bullying.
Sayreville school officials made the announcement Monday night during a meeting with the parents of football players.
The Home News Tribune reports Superintendent Rich Labbe said everyone on the team has a responsibility to stand up and protect one another.
The announcement follows word of a criminal investigation by the county prosecutor, which Labbe said he could not discuss. Labbe says Prosecutor Andrew Carey told him there is credible evidence to indicate pervasive, wide-scale and generally accepted forms of harassment, intimidation and bullying within the program.
The district canceled and forfeited a game that was scheduled last Friday.
Sayreville’s team has won three sectional titles over the past four years.