Clark-Shawnee investigating allegations during spring break trip

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The school confirmed an internal investigation is taking place about alleged incidents during the baseball team's school trip to Tennessee.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

Clark-Shawnee local school leaders have started an internal investigation after allegations were made involving players on its high school baseball team.

A Clark County sheriff’s report states that the school requested assistance Tuesday.

“Units were called to Shawnee High School to assist the school staff and reportee with a harassment investigation,” the report says.

Superintendent Gregg Morris declined to go into specifics about the allegations but confirmed to this news organization that it involved student-athletes and that allegations were reported to school administration during the team’s trip to Tennessee last week.

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“During the spring break baseball trip to Tennessee our coach received reports of incidents that certainly don’t support our values for our students,” Morris said. “Right now we are conducting an internal investigation and we contacted authorities and we are working with them.”

The district’s assistant superintendent is interviewing players and parents today in an attempt to get to the bottom of what happened, Morris said. Shawnee baseball games have been cancelled over the past few days, but Morris said he doesn't expect the season to be completely cancelled due to any of the incidents being investigated.

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The Springfield News-Sun will continue to report and provide updates when they become available.