Members of the Montgomery High School football program could be facing criminal charges over a reported off-campus hazing incident.
No details have been released, but authorities received an anonymous tip and at least one teammate is said to have been hazed by members of the varsity team at a home off-campus. Former Montgomery High School student Tyson Bracken described the incident as "the talk of the town" over the past few days while speaking to our TV partner Channel 2.
The results of the investigation will be turned over to the Montgomery County District Attorney's office, which will determine whether charges are filed.
The school district released this statement on the matter:
"Montgomery ISD is fully cooperating with law enforcement officials as they conduct an investigation into the allegation.
"Student safety is our top priority, and we are committed to promptly investigating all allegations of bullying or hazing and taking remedial and/or disciplinary action as needed. We encourage MISD students, parents, and community members to report acts of suspected hazing or bullying using the District’s anonymous reporting hotlines that are campus-specific and can be found on the campus websites. Montgomery ISD has counseling services available at all campuses for students who have been involved in incidents of bullying or hazing of any kind. Students or parents interested in these services can contact a campus administrator to learn more."