Ardmore Police Investigate High School Hazing
ARDMORE, Oklahoma - New Details in a high school hazing investigation unfold in Ardmore. The mother of one of the alleged victims said what happened is violent and life changing.
While the buses drove around with signs that stated “Champions for Children,” some Ardmore parents championed for their children as an investigation is underway into what some described as a grotesque and ghastly hazing initiation that was sexual in nature and horribly traumatic.
“It's been a nightmare you can't wake up from,” said the mother of an alleged victim.
The nightmare she said happened Wednesday on school property, and involved baseball players at the high school.
“He's angry, because he thinks he's getting punished for not getting to go play baseball,” she said. “He's embarrassed and hurt.”
News 9 spoke with the Ardmore Police Department. They're still gathering details of the incident and hope to present charges to the district attorney by Friday.
“We want to be thorough,” Ardmore Police Captain Kevin Norris said. “We want to be thorough. We want to be sure that we have heard from everyone. And that we have interviewed as many people as possible in reference to this, and we want to make sure that the job is done well.”
Details of the assault are not being released, but one accusation claimed a broom handle was used to assault one of the victims. However, police would not confirm that.
“I want some kind of justice, because this should never have happened in the school system,” the alleged victim's mother said. “Because we send our kids to school, and we're thinking they're safe, but they're not. Nobody protected my child, and he's going to have to leave with it for the rest of his life.”
Police said there may be more than one victim. As for this woman's son, he has returned to class.
Ardmore Public Schools did not return calls made by News 9.