LEROY, Mich. (Great Lakes News) – A high school in Osceola County is canceling the rest of the high school football season.
Officials with Pine River Area Schools say it’s canceling the two remaining games in the regular season because of bullying and harassment.
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Superintendent Matt Lukshaitis said in a news release that it’s become apparent the current varsity football team has developed a toxic culture, and the school district won’t accept it. He said while not every player has been actively bullying, many other players stood by and said nothing.
In addition, Lukshaitis said if they removed all of those players, they wouldn’t have much of a team left. The investigation is ongoing, and the district will take steps to correct the environment.