Four Indiana high school football athletes are under investigation for allegedly assaulting and threatening their 15-year-old team manager, who has Down syndrome, before the squad’s homecoming game Sept. 27.
The players from Roncalli High School in Indianapolis are implicated in forcing the boy to lick another student’s nipple in the locker room, an alleged assault the mom says wasn’t the first incident.
On Sept 9. Woodruff says her son discussed at dinner that “something disturbing” occurred during football practice.
He told her a football athlete had snuck up behind her son and taped a video of him using the bathroom — with the intention of posting the video to Snapchat.
An inquiry by the Dean of Students, Tim Crissman, discovered the video was never posted to Snapchat, but the boy who took the video showed it to Crissman and they erased it together, according to IndyStar. The boy reportedly received a punishment of after-school detention.
A month next, Woodruff says she got an anonymous letter in the mail regarding another case of abuse including her child.
Woodruff says her boy had dreamed of attending Roncalli High School for years, adding he idolized the team, which has won 9 state championships.
She said that Roncalli was taken as a school so her child wouldn’t have to be divided into separate classes for his disability — adding that until the event, everything was perfect.
The second incident, through which there were allegedly 11 people present, let Woodruff to file a police report.