NPHS responds to incident

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New Palestine High School released a statement Tuesday concerning disciplinary action to a student-athlete involved in an incident at a volleyball tournament held Saturday at Pike High School.

The statement, signed by athletic director Al Cooper and principal Jim Voelz, stated:

“Our department has thoroughly investigated this matter, including reviewing the film of the match and speaking to coaches, players, parents, community members and MSD Pike administrators who attended the event. We are grateful for Pike High School’s collaboration throughout the investigation. In accordance with the school’s Athletic Code of Conduct, New Palestine’s student-athlete involved in this matter has been disciplined.”

The statement also included expectations of those that represent the school and community.

“We strive for our student athletes to represent New Palestine High School and our town with commitment, character, and class. Unfortunately, we fell short of this goal this weekend. As an athletic department and school administration, we see this as a teachable moment. Actions and words matter. We hold our athletes and coaches to a high standard and expect them to treat all fellow competitors with dignity and respect.”