NEWFANE, N.Y. (WIVB) - The Newfane School District is outlining the disciplinary action being taken, after some members of their varsity baseball team were arrested during a team trip to a tournament . Seven baseball players were arrested for shoplifting in Myrtle Beach.
The district says their community is truly shaken. The district says, "to say that this event has thrown our school and community into a tailspin is a gross understatement."
In a statement, the district released the actions to be taken:
1. Each boy will complete 60 hours of community service.
2. All seven boys have been suspended from school through Thursday of this week. Four of the boys will appear before me at a superintendent's hearing on Thursday to determine whether additional consequences should be assigned.
3. The entire baseball team will forfeit two games this week.
4. After that, the seven students involved in the theft will be suspended from the team for half of the remainder of the season.
5. The District will forfeit all sectional play, and the boys involved will not be eligible for any sectional or league awards.
To field the team during the students' suspensions, JV players will be playing with the varsity team. If this doesn't work, they will forfeit games.
In addition, the district is apologizing to students who were not involved in the incident. They are also apologizing to the community, saying, "We hold our students to a high standard, and they let us down. We now hope to put this incident behind us so we can focus on successfully completing our academic year."
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