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High school suspends varsity football team amid hazing investigation

SKOKIE, Ill. -- A suburban Chicago high school has suspended its varsity football activities amid an investigation into alleged hazing involving the team. 

Niles North High School Principal James Edwards sent a letter to parents and guardians on Monday about the alleged hazing, which reportedly happened over the weekend. Edwards says the school in Skokie took "immediate action" and contacted the Skokie Police Department. 

"The safety and security of our students is our top priority," principal James Edwards said in a written statement obtained by CBS Chicago. "We have zero tolerance of hazing or even the threat of it. Because this is a matter that involves student confidentiality, we ask that our students and families be patient as the investigation unfolds." 

Details haven't been released, but police are investigating the case. 

The school's varsity football operations have been suspended until further notice. 

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