Teachers praise a player for whistling about a hockey team

Danvers teachers on Friday released a statement praising the student-athlete who came to reveal details of violent, degrading, racist and homophobic bullying rites held in the high school hockey team’s locker room. “It was annoying that the community had to learn about these episodes through a news poll. not through direct communication with the educators in the school system, ”the Danvers Teachers Association wrote in a statement. Attorney General Maura Healey’s office also said Friday that it is seeking further information on the allegations. “These allegations are troubling and extremely annoying,” Healey’s office wrote. “We contacted the school district and the local police to get more information.” The hockey player told 5 Investigates the alleged attacks and other harassment that took place during rituals that took place inside the locker room. The rites were explicitly homophobic, utterly racist, and sometimes violent, according to his story, and always featured abuse of young players by upper classes. According to the player, rites included “Gay Tuesday” when the lights were turned off in the locker room and everyone had to take off their clothes, and “Hard-R Fridays” where players who refused to say the n-word with a hard “R” were physically beaten, sometimes with a red sex toy. “We strongly praise the courageous actions of the hockey player who filed these allegations, and we support some other victims who may have been reluctant to do the same,” the teachers’ union wrote. At a meeting of the Danvers School Committee on Monday, where a member made a surprise proposal to put the inspector on leave, parents claimed the allegations were “hidden from families.” The union’s statement also suggests that managers “were not coming.” the secrecy of school leadership has prevented educators from playing an active role in dealing with the racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and bullying occurring, “they wrote. The Danvers School Committee is expected to take the motion to put the inspector on administrative leave during an executive session on Monday.

Danvers teachers on Friday released a statement praising the student athlete who came to reveal details of violent, degrading, racist and homophobic bullying rites held in the high school hockey team’s locker room.

“It was annoying that the community had to learn about these episodes through a news survey and not through direct communication with the educators in the school system,” the Danvers Teachers Association wrote in a statement.

Attorney General Maura Healey’s office also said Friday that it is seeking further information on the allegations.

“These allegations are troubling and extremely annoying,” Healey’s office wrote. “We contacted the school district and the local police for further information.”

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The hockey player told 5 Investigates the alleged attacks and other carvings that took place during rituals that took place inside the locker room. The rites were explicitly homophobic, completely racist, and sometimes violent, according to his report, and always had abuse of young players by superclassmen.

According to the player, rites included “Gay Tuesday”, when the lights were turned off in the locker room and everyone had to take off their clothes, and “Hard-R Fridays” where players who refused to say the n-word with a hard “R” were physically beaten , sometimes with a red sex toy.

“We strongly praise the courageous actions of the hockey player who came up with these allegations, and we support some other victims who may have been reluctant to do the same,” the teachers ’union wrote.

At a meeting of the Danvers School Committee on Monday, where a member made a surprise proposal to put the inspector on leave, parents claimed the allegations were “hidden from families”.

The union’s statement also suggests that managers “were not coming”.

“The secrecy of the school leadership has prevented educators from playing an active role in dealing with the racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism and bullying occurring,” they wrote.

The Danvers School Committee is expected to take the motion to put the inspector on administrative leave during an executive session on Monday.

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