• No criminal charges to be filed in Coweta hazing incident

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    COWETA, Okla. - Quick Facts:

    • Coweta school officials confirmed they have investigated a hazing incident at the district.
    • Coweta police said they do not expect to file criminal charges in this case.
    • Superintendent Jeff Holmes said the district received a report about the incident earlier this week.
    • Officials immediately contacted police and the Department of Human Services.
    • Three students are being punished for hazing violations, according to Holmes.
    • The district released a statement saying: "We take hazing allegations very serious and will not tolerate such actions at Coweta Public Schools."
    • Coweta police released the following statement: "A hazing incident involving students at Coweta High School allegedly took place Tuesday, Sept. 11th. Coweta Police Department School Resource Officer Staggs was notified by CHS officials on Wednesday, Sept. 12th. An investigation began the same day. The incident report is expected to be complete sometime Monday, Sept. 17th.  At this time, the department does not expect to file criminal charges and has returned the case to the school to handle administratively. All students involved in the alleged incident are juveniles and no further information will be released until the report is complete."

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