Three Monticello Junior High School football players were disciplined under the high school policy on fighting. They received five days of in-school suspension for their actions during a fight following the October 27 game between the Junior Billies and the Hamburg Junior High football team.
Monticello School District Superintendent Bobby Harper said the Monticello coaches determined which players exhibited inappropriate behavior then the district looked to the high school fighting policy to determine what disciplinary action to take.
“We’re certainly apologetic this happening in our school because this is not the kind of publicity we want,” Harper said. “I appreciate the coaches and administrations of both school districts working together to bring closure to this.”
Hamburg School District Superintendent Max Dyson said disciplinary action taken by the Hamburg School District against its players would not be made public.
Tenth Judicial District Prosecutor Thomas Deen, who will determine whether criminal charges will be filed in the incident, said Tuesday that he has not yet received the investigative file from State Police.