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St. Louis County Attorney's Office Takes Proctor High School Hazing Case

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- The St. Louis County Attorney's Office announced on Monday that they have taken the recent investigation into a sexual assault between players of the Proctor High School football program.

Charges have been filed in a student misconduct case that led to the cancellation of the Proctor High School football team's season.

In early October, multiple students told WCCO about a locker room assault in September, and the video that spread on social media. They said two football players held down another player as a third, older teammate used an item to sodomize that player held on the ground.

Students told WCCO it took days for school officials to find out as video and pictures circulated among classmates on Snapchat.

Coach Derek Parendo resigned last week, telling WCCO he felt like he had been "singled out" and "targeted" during his 13-year tenure as coach, and that his family has received threats amid the scandal. Parendo also said he wasn't at the school during the alleged attack.

Leading up to charges, police and school officials didn't talk publicly about what happened, citing privacy laws.

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