Athletic activities for Baldwinsville cross country team suspended during hazing investigation

According to a school spokesperson, athletes from the Baldwinsville boys cross country team shared the allegations of hazing with administors on the afternoon of September 20, 2013.

Baldwinsville (WSYR-TV) - Reports of possible hazing in the Baldwinsville Central School District have resulted in the suspension of athletic activities for the boys cross country team.

According to a school spokesperson, athletes from the team shared the allegations with administrators on the afternoon of September 20, 2013. School officials say that's when the alleged incident happened on school grounds.  Those claims were supported with what's being described as "sufficient information" during an early investigation.

Superintendent Jeanne Dangle could not provide details on what exactly happened, but she did tell NewsChannel 9 that a group of athletes from the team came forward after feeling uncomfortable during a team activity.

"We had enough information to suspend activities," Dangle said.  "We are committed to doing a full investigation and getting it done in a timely manner to get the kids back on track."

A news release sent from School Information Officer Kelly Cary explains the suspension, "For the welfare of Baldwinsville student athletes a decision has been made to suspend the boys cross country team's activities until a full investigation has been completed."

Athletic Director Christopher Campolieta is in charge of the full investigation with support from Baker High School administrators and the district's school resource officer.  The results will be reviewed by Superintendent Dangle and her staff.

School officials note that no injuries or illegal substances have been reported.

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