A possible hazing incident involving athletes at a Fairfax County high school is under investigation by police and school administrators.
Tangy Millard, the principal at West Potomac High School, sent a message to parents on Saturday saying the school is examining allegations of “harassment and other inappropriate behavior” involving members of the school’s baseball team that occurred on school grounds .
“We have been notifying parents and interviewing students to determine the validity of the allegations, which are serious in nature,” Millard wrote. “There will be consequences associated with these actions, as our investigation leads us in that direction.”
Police declined to discuss the allegations, and Millard wrote in the email that she could not share more details. She referred all questions to the Fairfax County school district, which declined to comment.
Jim Sullivan, coach of the baseball team, also referred all questions to the school district.
Police said they began investigating the allegations late last week. No charges have been filed in the case.
Samantha Pell contributed to this report.