Soccer coaches fired after hazing allegations

POSTED: 10:46 PM Oct 24 2012   UPDATED: 10:55 PM Oct 25 2012
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PITT COUNTY -

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday they were looking into allegations of hazing on a D.H. Conley school activity bus.

As of Thursday morning, school officials said the boy's varsity head soccer coach and a volunteer assistant had been let go from their positions. Dr. Pokie Noland, director of student services for Pitt County Schools, could not confirm if the alleged hazing incident contributed to the dismissal of the two coaches.

Parents of students at D.H. Conley High School tell NewsChannel 12 that Travis Reed was the varsity coach and the volunteer is named Javi.

According to officials, the alleged hazing incident took place on a Pitt County School activity bus on the way home from a soccer game at White Oak High School in Onslow County.

One parent of a soccer player, who wanted to remain anonymous, contacted us on our Facebook page about the alleged incident.

"Some of the seniors and possibly juniors decided to do a hazing incident. It's just a mess, and I'm concerned the school has not taken it seriously if it's true," he said.

However, Dr. Noland said the school has been on top of the incident since it was first brought to their attention on Wednesday.

"The school has investigated. They have followed appropriate procedures with the student code of conduct and they have turned it over to law enforcement.," Noland said.

The school resource officer with Pitt County Sheriff's Office concluded the alleged incident did not take place in Pitt County. It has since been turned over to the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office.

No one has been criminally charged in this case. The school is not saying whether any students were suspended due to the alleged hazing incident.