INQUEST NEARS END IN HAZING.Byline: Kevin F. Sherry Daily News Staff Writer
Investigations by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department The Ventura County Sheriff's Department (VCSD) provides law enforcement for the unincorporated areas of Ventura County, California, USA, as well as several cities within the county. The cities that VCSD serves are Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Ojai, and Thousand Oaks. and school officials into alleged hazing Hazing is an often ritualistic test and a task, which may constitute harassment, abuse or humiliation with requirements to perform random, often meaningless tasks, sometimes as a way of initiation into a social group. by the wrestling team at Westlake High School Westlake High School may refer to:
Although sheriff's officials said no arrests are expected, detectives are continuing to interview students, said Sgt. Rod Mendoza, a department spokesman. The investigation should be completed within a day or two, he said.
Joseph Pawlick, Westlake High School athletic director Athletic director (commonly, "athletics director") is a position at many American colleges and universities, as well as in larger high schools and middle schools, which oversees the work of the coaches and related staff involved in intercollegiate or interscholastic athletic , said through his secretary that he had no comment on the case.
At a Parent Teachers Association meeting Thursday, Westlake Principal Curt Luft told the parents in attendance that he expected a decision Monday by school officials on possible disciplinary action against students.
Ethel Larisey, Westlake's PTA PTA or parent-teacher association: see parent education. president, said she was not informed of any decision Monday. She said school officials might be waiting until the Sheriff's Department finishes its criminal investigation before taking action.
Student participants in the alleged incident could face suspension or expulsion for their actions.
Last month, school officials canceled the wrestling team's season after they were told that some team members had subjected others to hazing.