Hazing allegations put Mira Mesa’s JV team on sideline

The San Diego Police Department Sex Crime Unit launched an investigation Thursday after hazing allegations emerged at Mira Mesa High School.

The junior varsity football team’s game versus University City was canceled, while coaches and parents met at the school Thursday night to discuss concerns over the process.

“Kids and everyone else are talking about it,” Manny, a Mira Mesa parent said. “Nobody knows what’s going on.  We’re just a community trying to be together.”

The incident occured Tuesday in the Marauders locker room following football practice. After the administration learned of the situation, principle Jeff Sabins acted quickly. In a statement, Sabins said the school “launched an investigation into the allegations, which continues…and notified the entire school community of the reports of alleged hazing. I have directed football staff to increase off-field supervision of football team members.”

“You have to remember as parent that you can’t go too crazy with what you’re thinking,” parent Mark Meija said. “You have to trust in the people that are here with your kids.”