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D-207: 2008 Hazing Reported to DCFS After Nov. 16, 2012

Maine Township High School District 207 released a statement about investigations into reports of hazing and bullying at Maine West High School in Des Plaines on Nov. 28.

A few hours after the parent of a former Maine West High School student spoke about her son being hazed and bullied in 2008, and the response from school and district officials, at a press conference at her attorney’s Chicago office on Nov. 28, Maine Township High School District 207 released a statement regarding investigations into the allegations.

In part, D-207 stated:

“Maine Township High School District 207 is aware of correspondence from 2008 between the mother of a student and Maine West High School administrators concerning a hazing incident that occurred that spring. As previously stated, that incident, involving members of West’s freshman baseball team, came to the attention of Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Wallace on November 16, 2012, at which time it was reported to the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. District 207 is reviewing the 2008 incident and has made it part of our larger investigation of incidents involving the 2012 West soccer team.”

Click on the image above to read D-207’s entire statement on Nov. 28.

Related: Click here to read a letter from a Maine West parent to the high school’s principal in 2008 regarding the bullying and hazing of her son.

Earlier:

  • Click here to read D-207’s statement on Nov. 26.
  • Click here to read D-207’s statement on Nov. 19.
  • Click here to read D-207’s statement on Oct. 7. 

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