GILROY (CBS SF/AP) — Police in Northern California say they have cited four Gilroy High School students for sexual battery after they allegedly assaulted a fellow student on campus.
The Gilroy Police Department said Tuesday officers began investigating on Sept. 26 when the assault was reported to police. The department says all the students involved are minors and members of the Gilroy High School varsity football team.READ MORE: Smash-And-Grab Thieves Hit San Jose Eastridge Mall Jewelry Store; 5 Sought
The department says there is no evidence the assault was “a hate-motivated crime” but did not release any other information.
Gilroy Unified School District officials say in a statement they took “appropriate and immediate actions” once they heard of the assault. It didn’t say whether the students were disciplined.
They say they couldn’t discuss the incident because of students’ rights to privacy.READ MORE: Investigation Finds Vallejo Officer's Use of Deadly Force Not 'Reasonable'
GUSD officials told KPIX 5 that the football team’s season will not continue Wednesday evening. Most of the varsity players have quit the team in protest as a result of the assault and subsequent investigation. Only nine remain on the roster.
“Something’s off. People are upset because, like, their friends are in trouble and stuff like that. I was looking forward to going to football games, but I haven’t been able to yet,” said Gilroy High freshman Lawrence Vicanco.
The school’s homecoming game was scheduled for later in October.MORE NEWS: San Francisco Lights Up GG Park Christmas Tree After Darkest Year of Pandemic
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