HS Football Coach Fired After Hazing Incident That Involved “Butt Cheeks Hanging Out”

Have we heard of worse high school hazing incidents? Of course. Should a coach always be fired when an hazing incident is uncovered on their team? No. It depends on whether it can be proven the coach knew and/or condoned the behavior and if there is reason to believe they could have prevented it.

This most recent hazing incident involves Scott Pearne, the now former head football coach at Jurupa Valley Patriot High School (CA). From the report in the Press Enterprise, the school district made a pretty quick decision to fire him after the incident came to light.

We also found the testimony of one school mom about the incident to the school board:

The district learned of the hazing allegations on Monday, Aug. 20, when a member of the community contacted school officials and later spoke during the public comment section of that night’s board meeting.  In the video recording of the meeting on the district website, the female speaker said she was “delivering a casserole” to an event at the high school and “was shocked as a community member and just disgusted as a parent to see the behavior of these boys.

“I guess it was dress as a girl night, and all these boys were dressed up in girl attire. … There was one particular young man that had a, I don’t know if you know what a cheeky bathing suit is, but it actually shows your butt cheeks, and this boy’s butt cheeks were hanging out.”

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