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.
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.
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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.