UPDATED 20/12/13 – CTV News has reported that the “ritual” which led to the suspension of seven star basketball players on a trip to Edmonton is being investigated by Edmonton Police as a sex crime.
According to CTV News, ” An alleged hazing ritual involving several B.C. high school basketball players is being investigated as a possible sex crime, CTV News has learned.
“Seven senior boys from W. J. Mouat Secondary in Abbotsford have already been suspended for the incident, which took place during a road trip to the Mike Dea Classic tournament in Edmonton from Dec. 5 to 7.
“The Edmonton Police Service confirmed Thursday it’s investigating the case in cooperation with Abbotsford police, but wouldn’t comment on the nature of the allegations.”
Seven ‘School Of Character’ Students Suspended
Abbotsford’s only ‘School of Character’ is under scrutiny this week after a report in the Abbotsford News – Seven star players suspended from W. J. Mouat Hawks – which reported that seven of the high school’s top athletes have been suspended for some unnamed activities on a school trip to Alberta.
Dave Stephen of the Abbotsford School District confirmed with Abbotsford Today Monday afternoon, “(The students) have been suspended from the team and school until there are reviews of their actions while on a trip for a tournament in Alberta in early December. The school and district are taking the situation seriously, but are committed to impartial reviews of the actions of the seven students, with no determination yet as to what the outcomes of those reviews will be.”
Mouat Vice Principle, Vijay Manuel, is responsible for bringing the Dominionist City of Character movement to Abbotsford and for having Mouat adopt the name ‘School of Character.’
Abbotsford’s City of Character website lists the public institutions which have signed on to the Dominionist messaging ofr the City of Character movement. These include the School Board, City Council, the Abbotsford Police Depart, Chamber of Commerce and other private and public organizations.
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Students suspended from City of Character.
It is the administration, namely, principal Vijay Manual and others,
who assigned the name School of Character to Mouat. Fact of
the matter, all schools in the district are a “school of character”
and many students could teach the adults in positions of authority
@ city hall a few things about “character.”
Nonetheless, we are all not “perfect’ and children are children and
learn by making mistakes.
Clearly, Manual portrays the school as a school of character, when in fact kids are just being kids and negative behaviors are bound to happen on the road to learning about what life is about.