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Parkview HS baseball players' suspensions upheld


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- The Gwinnett County Board of Education has upheld the suspensions given to several members of the Parkview High School baseball team.

The board met Monday morning to hear appeals on the suspensions, which range from a semester to the entire 2015-16 school year.

The six students were suspended after a hazing incident that occurred in North Charleston, S.C., where the team was participating in a tournament. According to police reports, upperclassmen entered hotel rooms occupied by younger teammates and wrestled with them. They may also have had inappropriate contact with the victims.

Athletes facing hazing allegations appear before disciplinary hearing


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Several baseball players from Parkview High School may face disciplinary action following hazing allegations.

The athletes involved appeared before a school disciplinary committee on Friday.

This all stems from an incident in early June when younger students claimed upperclassmen made inappropriate physical and sexual contact with them.

Man who made lewd gestures toward child identified


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police have identified the man accused of making lewd comments to a juvenile at a Lilburn-area park.

Investigators said the man made the comments and some inappropriate gestures to a child at Mountain Park Park on Five Forks Trickum Road. It happened Friday, June 5 at around 5:20 p.m.

Details of the incident are being kept confidential because it is classified as an act of child abuse, according to police.

Tuesday morning, investigators announced that several tips from the public helped them learn the man's identity. He was transported Monday to Gwinnett Medical Center for an involuntary committal.

Because the man suffers from "several mental conditions," no charges have been filed against him, and his identity has not been made public, according to Gwinnett County Police Cpl. Michele Pihera. Charges may be filed in the future.

Parkview HS baseball team investigated for hazing


GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Public Schools is investigating a possible hazing incident involving the Parkview High School baseball program.

School district spokeswoman Sloan Roach said the alleged hazing happened during a tournament in Charleston, S.C., and included older students wrestling with incoming freshmen. An upperclassman may have also made inappropriate contact with a freshman.

The investigation is ongoing.

Here is the entire statement from Gwinnett County Public Schools:

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

Early Voting Begins Tuesday, May 26th for State House District 55

House District 55 voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55 to fill the unexpired term of Tyrone Brooks who resigned the seat. Residents can cast their ballots beginning Tuesday, May 26 through Friday, June 12 and on Saturday, June 6, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Please note that on Saturday, June 6, 2015, residents can only vote at the Registration and Election Headquarters from 9:00am-4:00pm. Beginning Wednesday, June 10 through June 12, 2015, two (2) additional locations will be available for early voting.
 

Early Voting

May 26 - June 12, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 am

Registration and Elections Headquarters

130 Peachtree St, SW, Suite 2186, Atlanta, GA

 

Saturday Voting - June 6, 2015