McNary High School has canceled the remainder of the freshmen football season after learning of allegations regarding “serious student-athlete misconduct,” principal Scott Gragg told families in an email Thursday evening.
No details about the allegations were given in the email, but it did say the school will be working with local law enforcement on the investigation.
The freshmen team was scheduled to play at North Medford on Thursday prior to the cancellation. The final game of the season was set for Wednesday, Oct. 25, at home versus Sprague.
This story is ongoing and will be updated as details emerge.
Dear McNary students, staff and families,
We recently learned of allegations of serious student-athlete misconduct involving our school’s freshman football players. This is something that needs to be thoroughly investigated for the safety of our students. And for this reason, we are forfeiting today’s freshman contest against North Medford High School and all future freshman football activities including practices and games will be canceled until further notice.
This is of course disappointing, but our priority is on student safety. We will be working with our local law enforcement partners for this investigation and will not be able to share specific details at this time. However, if you or your child has important information to report, please contact Assistant Principal Dan Borresen.
Here at McNary, we have high expectations for student conduct and upholding those expectations is part of what makes our school community world class. We will not tolerate any conduct that goes against our values as a school or community and we thank you for your understanding and cooperation as we work through this process.
Scott Gragg, Principal
McNary High School
Salem-Keizer Public Schools