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Oklahoma school: 'Hazing' report led to sex assault case

Officials at an Oklahoma high school accused of failing to promptly report two sexual assaults of a 16-year-old football player by several teammates twice referred to the attack in a preliminary report as a "hazing incident."

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

BIXBY, Okla. (AP) — Officials at an Oklahoma high school accused of failing to promptly report the sexual assault of a 16-year-old football player by several teammates started their investigation after hearing of “an alleged hazing incident.”

A report released Wednesday by Bixby High School also showed it took administrators eight days to notify police that the boy said a teammate in September inserted a pool stick into his anus through the shorts while others held him down.

The Nov. 2 document said the Tulsa-area school’s investigation began Oct. 26. It included interviews with the boy and his mother, who said it was the second time teammates had assaulted the boy with a pool stick.

Authorities have seized the cellphones of several administrators and football players in the investigation.

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