Four California high school students were arrested in connection with the brutal hazing of several kids on their soccer team.
The soccer coach at La Puente high school allegedly encouraged the abuse and has been put on paid leave, KABC-TV reported.
Cops didn’t reveal the details of the hazing incidents, which happened last year.
But attorney Brian Claypool, who is representing three of the four victims, claimed members of the team tried to sexually assault his client with a javelin.
The mother of one of the other boys said her son was badly beaten by his teammates. At least one of the four victims had to be hospitalized, according to Claypool.
“Our district cannot tolerate this,” Hacienda La Puente Unified School District Superintendent Barbara Nakaoka said at a press conference Friday.
The district doesn’t know the coach’s “degree of involvement” in the abuse, she added. Outraged parents are calling for him to be fired.
The four students were charged Friday with criminal assault, cited and released into their parents’ custody.