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Alleged hazing of La Puente athletes investigated

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating allegations of ongoing hazing of members of a varsity sports program at La Puente High School.

Detectives said they have no information that faculty or coaching staff were directly involved with the incidents, which involved an unknown number of 14- and 15-year-old boys.

The department did not divulge any details of the alleged incidents, but in a news release said the hazing had gone on for several years and "may have risen to the level of a crime." The probe is being conducted by the Special Victims Bureau, which handles investigations of child sexual and physical abuse.

Anyone with relevant information should call the bureau hotline at (877) 710-5273.


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