High school basketball players accused of punching freshmen

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Seven high school basketball players have been suspended in New Mexico over allegations the boys ganged up on freshmen teammates, hitting and punching them.

KOAT-TV in Albuquerque reports (http://bit.ly/1QfAgq9) that Santa Fe Public Schools is investigating the alleged incident that took place earlier this month.

The school district says it allegedly happened during a bus ride Feb. 5 after a Santa Fe High School game.

The father of a player told KOAT that his said the older players had all the freshmen go to the back of a bus.

The more senior players then began to punch them, he said.

District officials say attorneys are reviewing video from bus surveillance cameras. The footage has not been released.

New Mexico State Police are also investigating.

No charges have been filed.


Information from: KOAT-TV, http://www.thenewmexicochannel.com/index.html