HHS Football Team Investigation

Haverhill Public Schools is currently investigating misconduct involving some members of the high school football team.  The investigation is ongoing and significant material was uncovered today which impacts the direction of the investigation and the entire school community.  Given the seriousness of the misconduct, the District has decided to end the current football season – canceling all future practices and forfeiting future games.  Out of an abundance of caution, members of the coaching staff have been placed on paid administrative leave during the investigation.  The matter has also been referred to the Haverhill Police Department for further investigation.
Under federal and state student privacy laws, the District is prohibited from disclosing any further information, including any discipline or specific safety measures that have already been or will be imposed as a result of the investigation.

Haverhill Public Schools will not tolerate hazing, harassment, or retaliation in any form.  Any such misconduct will be responded to swiftly and it will undoubtedly have lasting repercussions for all of those involved.

We ask that high school parents discuss this with your students, and if they have any knowledge of hazing in our schools to share the information with the Principal.