Coach departs school under investigation for hazing, assault
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — There’s been another departure at the North Dakota high school where an alleged hazing incident led to charges against five boys.
Richland 44 School District board president Lisa Amundson says athletic director and head football coach John Freeman has left the high school. WDAY-TV reports Amundson would not say whether Freeman was dismissed or resigned.
Freeman’s departure follows announcements earlier this week of superintendent Tim Godfrey resigning and high school principal Bruce Anderson retiring. It’s not immediately clear if the leadership changes are related to the ongoing investigation into hazing and sexual misconduct alleged to have occurred in the boys locker room. Authorities in mid-February referred five boys to juvenile court for offenses that include felonious restraint, terrorizing, hazing and sexual assault.
Information from: WDAY-TV, http://wday.com