Massachusetts high school hockey player reveals locker room rituals

a Massachusetts The high school hockey player has spoken out, revealing how he and other members of his team were subjected to racist, violent, sexual and homophobic rituals.

A Danvers High School hockey player claimed that upper class people would beating or lovingly abusing younger members of the team in the locker room.

On Tuesday, teens claim that players were forced to take part in a ritual called ‘Gay Tuesday’, where alleged abusers would strip team members and then turn off locker room lights and act gay. He used to touch the genitals of his companions in an attempt to make fun of people. ,

The player said, ‘I was very, very scared, very uncomfortable, and I wanted to leave very, very, very, very quickly. abc 5 on the basis of anonymity.

He also claimed that players who refused to say the n-word were physically thrashed with sex toys.

‘I would have refused to say this and would have been caught and beaten up by many of my friends. And then I would walk around in shame, huddled for the rest of the night, skating with the outline of a penis on my face,’ he said.

Despite allegations of abuse, Denver police were unable to pursue charges because the teen refused to file a criminal complaint.

A Denver high school student-athlete has spoken about how he and other members of his hockey team were subjected to racist, violent, sexual and homophobic rituals.

Teens on Tuesday claim that players were forced to participate in a ritual called 'Gay Tuesday', the alleged abusers would strip team members and then turn off locker room lights and make fun of gay people. Will touch the genitals of their mates in an attempt to blow up.

Teens on Tuesday claim that players were forced to participate in a ritual called ‘Gay Tuesday’, the alleged abusers would strip team members and then turn off locker room lights and make fun of gay people. Will touch the genitals of their mates in an attempt to blow up.

“The Denver Police Department was unable to seek charges because the alleged victim did not wish to do so,” Carrie Kimball, spokeswoman for District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett, wrote in a statement released. eagle-tribune,

‘We agree with the Denver Police Department’s assessment that the prosecution would not have been possible without the involvement of the alleged victim.’

Blodet’s office has not investigated the allegations and has no plans to do so at this time.

However, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy’s office said Friday that officials are seeking additional information about the allegations.

‘Racism, homosexuality and bigotry of any kind have no place in our locker rooms, rinks and playgrounds. If you think the game is about bullying and molestation, you are losing, and our kids are paying the price,’ Healy wrote on Facebook last week.

Despite allegations of abuse, Denver police were unable to pursue charges because the teen refused to file a criminal complaint.  However, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy says her office is seeking additional information about the allegations.

Despite allegations of abuse, Denver police were unable to pursue charges because the teen refused to file a criminal complaint. However, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healy says her office is seeking additional information about the allegations.

Head hockey coach and former school resources officer Steve Baldassare (pictured in 2015) was placed on leave in January 2021 and reinstated in February before eventually resigning in July.  He and his coaching staff have denied any knowledge of the allegations.

Head hockey coach and former school resources officer Steve Baldassare (pictured in 2015) was placed on leave in January 2021 and reinstated in February before eventually resigning in July. He and his coaching staff have denied any knowledge of the allegations.

Meanwhile, members of the community have accused Denver officials of turning a blind eye to the alleged abuse.

The juvenile whistleblower alleged that the school’s coaching staff was aware of the smugness of the locker room, citing an instance where the assistant coach allegedly attended a ‘Gay Tuesday’ ritual.

‘He turned on the light. Saw everyone naked. One of the captains in the middle of the room, he asked her what was going on and the player said, ‘Coach, it’s Gay Tuesday,’ and the coach says, ‘I don’t want to know.’ He turns the lights back on and he leaves, locks the door,’ the player told ABC 5.

The teen was interviewed by school officials, police and an independent investigator, leading to three separate investigations into his allegations.

Head hockey coach and former school resources officer Steve Baldassare was placed on leave in January 2021 and reinstated in February before eventually resigning in July. He and his coaching staff have denied any knowledge of the allegations.

During their investigation, officers found no evidence of criminal misconduct, according to an undated police report obtained by the news outlet.

Investigators concluded there was ‘a culture of bullying on the team’ and ‘misconduct’, but the detailed report of alleged misconduct was redacted.

Responding to the inquiry, the school superintendent claimed the officials ‘Addressed personnel and student discipline’ and ‘implementation training’.

The teen also claimed that the players who refused to say the n-word were physically thrashed with a sex toy

The teen also claimed that the players who refused to say the n-word were physically thrashed with a sex toy

However, some argue that these steps were not serious enough.

The player said, ‘It’s really surprising that they thought the best option was to just try to cover it up and it would be gone. ‘But it won’t go away.’

Boston attorney Michelle Garbadian, who represents several alleged Catholic Church abuse victims, called the incident an “institutional coverup.”

He said, “The facts kind of raise questions about where were the supervisors when these actions happened again and again and what kind of recruitment practices are in place in the city of Denver that would create such a negative culture … the lack of supervision is shocking. ,” They said. salem news,

‘The city of Denver should be investigated by an independent agency. He didn’t hire anyone.

The whistleblower also blames Denver officials.

The teen whistleblower, who spoke on condition of anonymity, says he believes student-athletes are victims and thinks adults ‘who have been empowered and paid for this type of surveillance’ , they should be accountable’

‘I think the people who should be accountable are not accountable. They are not children. Adults are the people who have been given the power, they are the ones who are paid for this type of surveillance,’ he explained.

‘Their whole job is to make sure these kids act a certain way, and they really drop the ball.’

The player also believes that his teammates are victims in this situation.

‘Remember these are 18-year-olds, and the kids they usually follow are 14-year-olds.’ “These are 18-year-old athletes who have been training in the gym for the past four years with the team, so they’re just going to knock 14-year-olds down and beat them. I felt worse for those kids than myself.

‘I remember a long time, people used to say to each other, ‘Why are we doing this?’ And then other people will be like, ‘I don’t know,’ and we’ll still do it.

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