Michigan High School Lacrosse Players Under Investigation for Killing an Animal Before a Game
Players on the Grosse Ile High School boy's lacrosse team are under investigation for killing an animal before a game.
According to Fox 17, a source alleges that the team members killed a guinea pig and painted themselves with its blood in an attempt at "team bonding".
The source says the incident, which did not take place on school grounds, happened before the Red Devil's game against the Dexter Deadnoughts last week. The Red Devils lost the game 13-6.
The Wayne County school has suspended all future games until police finish their investigation. At least 10 players on the 18 member team are under investigation.
Superintendent, Joanne Lelekatch, said in a release:
“In cases involving these circumstances, our first priority is to ensure that law enforcement has access to the information it needs to conduct its investigation…Once law enforcement has completed its investigation, we will be in a position to assess the facts and circumstances and, if necessary, apply our student or athletic handbooks.”