Published On: Mon, Oct 27th, 2014

Central Bucks School Board President Faulkner defends administration stance on CB West football hazing

cbCentral Bucks School Board President Paul Faulkner issued a statement earlier today supporting the actions of the district administration in confronting allegations of hazing involving the Central Bucks West football team.

“As president of the board, I fully support and was consulted in the decision to suspend the remainder of the football season,” said Faulkner. “As has previously been stated by the superintendent, the misconduct, including inappropriate physical contact of an intimidating and humiliating nature that led to the suspension, was not trivial, as some have suggested, and was certainly not harmless.

“All involved at the district appreciated the gravity of the decision, and firmly believe that the action taken — regarding the team and the coaching staff, was more than justified based on the violations of the code of conduct and discipline,” said Faulkner. “We commend the administration for acting promptly in the best interest of every student and out of an abundance of caution.”

The Central Bucks School District stunned area parents Oct 23 by canceling the remainder of the Varsity and Junior Varsity football season at Central Bucks High School West due to allegations of hazing activity by football team members and improper supervision by coaching staff.

The Board of School Directors of the Central Bucks School District has changed the location of its regularly scheduled Oct. 28 meeting to Central Bucks High School – West Auditorium, 375 West Court Street, in Doylestown, at 7:30 p.m. A heavy news media presence is expected, and meeting organizers are making accommodations for news cameras and sound devices.

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