The district attorney is opening an investigation into allegations of hazing by the Mohawk High School football team

PITTSBURGH (KDAK) — The Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating allegations of hazing on the Mohawk High School football team.

According to the New Castle NewsAccording to Lawrence County District Attorney Joshua Lamancusa, the investigation is in its “early stages.”

“The Lawrence County District Attorney’s Office is investigating a reported hazing incident involving the Mohawk School District football team,” he said in a statement to The News. “The district attorney’s office is cooperating with school district administration in the investigation, which is in its early stages.”

The team was scheduled to play Shenango on Saturday, but the game was canceled last Thursday, the newspaper reported. Mohawk is scheduled to open its season Friday at home against Union.

“The district has been made aware of allegations involving the high school football team and claims of potential illegal activity,” Superintendent Michael Leitero said in a statement to The News. “In accordance with the requirements of the law, the appropriate law enforcement agencies have been contacted, the district administration is conducting an investigation. The parents of the football team members have been notified and all necessary measures are being taken to ensure the safety of district students and to thoroughly investigate this case.”

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