A high school football coach in suburban Philadelphia has resigned amid accusations that three senior football players sexually assaulting a freshman on what the team called "No Gay Thursday."
Tredyffrin-Easttown School District officials said Thursday that Conestoga High School's locker rooms had "an insufficient adult presence" which created an environment where hazing could occur.
Prosecutors say three 17-year-old students at the school held down a 14-year-old boy in October and penetrated him with the broom handle while he screamed.
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The school district told families in a letter Thursday that longtime head football coach John Vogan has resigned effective immediately. They also say the varsity and junior-varsity football staff has been relieved of coaching duties.
Prosecutors have said there's no evidence the coaching staff knew of the team's hazing culture.
Conestoga is among the most highly ranked schools in Pennsylvania for academics.