PEABODY (CBS) – An investigation into an online video by the Peabody High School football team found that student-athletes engaged in inappropriate behavior in violation of school and sports policy.
The video shows members of the soccer team in a changing room simulating sexual behavior while wearing their clothes and a student using racial and homophobic slurs. The video was shot after a practice session in November, and the students were not allowed into the changing rooms.
One parent brought the video to the attention of the authorities. An investigation determined that the video did not meet the legal definition of intimidation or bullying. The athletes were disciplined, however, and Peabody Public Schools said it will require additional training on hate and bullying prevention for all athletes and coaches.
“We do not tolerate this type of behavior. Our school culture should reflect our best nature, kindness and respect rather than inappropriateness, and we will ensure that students understand the impact of their actions on others,” said director Josh Vadala in a prepared statement.
https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/12/09/peabody-high-school-football-players-video/ Investigation identifies inappropriate videos of non-bullying Peabody senior soccer players – CBS Boston