Athletic director: Bullying made students fear for safety

The Monroe-Woodbury athletic director is breaking his silence about his abrupt decision to cancel the JV football season. Athletic Director Ron Maltalto says the bullying was so bad that his students

News 12 Staff

Oct 21, 2014, 1:36 AM

Updated 3,560 days ago

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The Monroe-Woodbury athletic director is breaking his silence about his abrupt decision to cancel the JV football season.
Athletic Director Ron Maltalto says the bullying was so bad that his students were fearful for their safety.
School officials emphasize that there was no physical abuse, but some players came forward saying they were concerned about their safety.
"That's the reason that we are here, to make sure safety is upheld within our student athletes and the standards that we hold them to the highest level," says Maltalto.
Not every student supports the decision to sideline all of the players.
"The kids should get suspended probably, but I don't think the whole football team should get punished because of it," says Matthew Gibson, student at Monroe-Woodbury High School.
 


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