"Extraordinarily Disturbing": Christie Slams High School Hazing Claims - NBC 10 Philadelphia

"Extraordinarily Disturbing": Christie Slams High School Hazing Claims



    "Extraordinarily Disturbing": Christie Slams High School Hazing Claims
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    Gov. Chris Christie has expressed outrage at allegations of hazing and intimidation surrounding a central New Jersey high school's football team.

    The father of four said that, if true, the reported conduct at Sayreville War Memorial High School is a nightmare for the parents of the team members involved.

    "The facts as reported currently are extraordinarily disturbing," Christie said. "As the father of a number of teenage athletes, the idea that that kind of conduct could be permitted, if it’s true ... is absolutely unacceptable."

    Christie says he's spoken with the attorney general's office and his education commissioner about the investigation and has full confidence in prosecutors.

    Authorities continue to investigate the behavior that prompted the schools' superintendent to cancel the rest of the season's games.

    Superintendent Richard Labbe announced Monday he was canceling the games after the Middlesex County prosecutor's office substantiated allegations of hazing.

    The prosecutor's office hasn't charged anyone and hasn't released details of its investigation.