New Jersey high school cancels football season, cites allegations of bullying

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Officials have canceled the football season at a New Jersey high school amid allegations of harassment, intimidation and bullying.

Sayreville school officials made the announcement Monday night during a meeting with the parents of football players.

The Home News Tribune ( ) reports Superintendent Rich Labbe said everyone on the team has a responsibility to stand up and protect one another.

The announcement follows word of a criminal investigation by the county prosecutor, which Labbe said he could not discuss. Labbe says Prosecutor Andrew Carey told him there is credible evidence to indicate pervasive, wide-scale and generally accepted forms of harassment, intimidation and bullying within the program.

The district canceled and forfeited a game that was scheduled last Friday.

Sayreville's team has won three sectional titles over the past four years.


Information from: Home News Tribune (East Brunswick, N.J.) ,