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BREAKING: 3 taken into custody over Davidson High football hazing

MOBILE, Ala (WKRG) - UPDATE (4:30 p.m.)

The Mobile County Public School System says the Davidson High School football program as formally withdrawn from the Spring Game that was scheduled next Friday, May 18 against Baldwin County High School in Bay Minette. 

UPDATE: Statement from police (3:53 PM)

The four students who were suspended by school personnel will be charged with assault third degree. Three of the four students have been taken into custody. This investigation is ongoing. 

 

Mobile Police confirm three students have been taken into custody in connection with a football hazing incident caught on camera at Davidson High School.  All 3 have been taken to the Strickland Youth Center because they are underage. 

Police were not able to confirm if they are the same students who were suspended over the incident.

ORIGINAL STORY:

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) - The parents of Rodney Kim Jr. are filing a $12 million dollar suit against the Mobile County Board of Education.  Kim was the victim of a locker room brawl at Davidson High School two weeks ago that was caught on camera.  Kim suffered a broken arm.  Four students were suspended from Davidson High School while the School District completes an investigation.

 The lawsuit will be officially filed on May 7, 2018 at 12pm.  The Kim family and their attorneys will hold a press conference to announce the details of the suit at the Mobile County Board of Education.  In addition to the money, the Kim family is asking for the following non-monetary items.  They want:

1. Davidson High School to forfeit the upcoming football season.  

2. The termination of the head football coach and all staff members.

3. For all twenty football players to be charged with assault.

4. A nationwide ban of hazing in all high schools across the nation.


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