CARMEL, IN—The school and police will hold a news conference Wednesday.
"I'm optimistic in a way that [the school administration] will take this opportunity to make a bad situation right, dispel the rumors or acknowledge they need to address this head on."
Fox59 News is continuing to break new developments into the investigation surrounding the Carmel High School basketball team. Now, the Dept. of Child Services has told Fox59 News's Kimberly King that they are conducting a second investigation. This investigation involves allegations of bullying and abuse on freshman.
Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. Carmel Clay Schools along with Carmel Police will hold a joint press conference. Fox59 News will be there and we'll continue to bring you updates as we collect more information.
Tune in to Fox59 News at 10, Reporter Kim King will have an exclusive interview with a teacher.
Multiple sources are telling Fox59 News' Kimberly King that the three seniors who may have been involved in the investigation were seen cleaning out their lockers. Students are saying the three were expelled.
Fox59 News is learning more about the investigation into an alleged case of extreme bullying involving the Carmel High School basketball team.
Fox59 News has learned Carmel Police have seized a tape that may have recorded the alleged incident. We're told the tape is in digital form, two hard drives from the school bus' digital system. This system, we're told, records over itself, so it is unclear what, if anything is on that recording.
Police are refusing to comment on the investigation, and they have denied a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request by Fox59 News.
Our request for the tape has been turned over to the school's attorney. A reply is expected within the next seven days.
Monday, when asked by Fox59 News about whether a tape existed, the principal of Carmel High School said he was unsure. However, Fox59 News learned the "tape" was turned over by the school to police Friday afternoon.
The reported bullying incident which occurred January 22nd, when the basketball team was returning from a game in Terre Haute, took place on the back of a school bus. We were told four freshman coaches were on board at the time. We were also informed the incident involved three senior students. The bullying may have included acts that were sexual in nature.
The three senior students could face criminal charges including: criminal confinement, battery, and deviat conduct. They may also face further disciplinary action from the school.
Tune in for Fox59 News: First at Four where Kimberly King will have an update on where things stand now.
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Carmel Police have now launched a criminal investigation into a bullying incident involving two Carmel High School Freshman back on January 22nd.
The Department of Child Services confirms to FOX59 they received a complaint of alleged abuse involving one of the two boys. One of the boys went to the hospital and a report of abuse findings was forwarded to Carmel police.