Maine West High School student athletes were given agreement letters regarding hazing for them and their parents to sign on Nov. 28, according to a Patch reader, the same day a press conference regarding a bullying and hazing lawsuit was held, and Maine West Township High School District 207 released a statement about investigations into reports of bullying and hazing at the Des Plaines high school.
In the comments section of a story about three plaintiffs being added to the lawsuit, Patch reader “jsjs” stated:
“My daughter came home yesterday with an agreement that needed to be signed by her and a parent that said she would not participate in any hazing activities.”
Patch reader “jsjs” added:
“This is all just making Maine West look so bad but glad to see they are trying to take some precautionary action.”
The agreement letter included information about hazing, “jsjs” stated in an email to Patch, and it was due to be turned in Nov. 29. In it, parents and students agreed not to participate in hazing. Students were not permitted to practice on their athletic teams unless the form was signed, “jsjs” stated.
A message left for a D-207 spokesperson regarding the agreement letter sent to Maine West parents was not immediately returned Thursday afternoon.
- Letter from Maine West Parent to Principal: My Son ‘Endured a Hazing’
- D-207: 2008 Hazing Reported to DCFS After Nov. 16, 2012