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Press Conference: Lawsuit Filed Against IL School District & Coaches for Hazing & Sexual Assault


Romanucci & Blandin announced the filing of a civil lawsuit on behalf of two minors who were freshman members of the Plainfield Central High School football team and suffered hazing and sexual assault in the team’s locker room in October of 2019. There were no coaches present in the locker room at the time, despite the requirement to do so and despite the coaches’ prior knowledge that this type of hazing had been a common behavior by team members since at least 2014. Furthermore, the District was not transparent in communicating about discipline for the students or coaches involved, nor did they properly report or investigate the incident. The lawsuit seeks damages for the violation of the plaintiff’s constitutional rights along with an injunction to stop the practice of hazing, train coaches and students on the dangers of hazing and bullying, assign a peer monitor to the school to track its compliance and to establish a data base in District 202 for hazing and bullying complaints.


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