- Associated Press - Friday, November 9, 2018

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts high school has prematurely ended its football season in response to hazing allegations.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that at least five Worcester Technical football players are barred from classes pending the outcome of disciplinary hearings.

School officials became aware of an incident they said was video recorded and posted on social media after a player’s guardian contacted Principal Kyle Brenner on Tuesday.

Superintendent Maureen Binienda and Safety Director Robert Pezella say they immediately took action.

They say the hazing involved an assault, but would not say whether it was sexual, but did say it didn’t appear to be racially motivated.

They are also investigating whether the coaching staff was aware.

Police and the district attorney’s office are involved.

Worcester Tech was 1-8 with two games to play.

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