SHERBURNE – The Sherburne-Earlville School Board is continuing an investigation in a matter involving several students on the high school football team and what school administration says was ill-suited conduct of students on social media.
School officials say students were involved with inappropriate behavior on social media websites, leading to disciplinary action against a few players on the varsity football team, involvement of the New York State Police, and possibly further consequences for a handful of students.
The issue, which the school declined to give in detail, became the foremost topic of concern at a meeting of the school board on Monday. Dozens of concerned and frustrated parents turned out to the meeting to discuss the matter and the handling of it by school administration.
Parents called into question the policies and procedures of the school district for approximately 40 minutes before the board entered executive session concerning specifics of the case, as requested by head football coach Mike Jasper.