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Michigan high school lacrosse players may have killed animal

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Grosse Ile High School - photo from FOX2 Detroit

GROSSE ILE, Mich. (WJBK/AP) – In an alarming charge, members of the Grosse Ile High School boy’s lacrosse team are under investigation for killing a guinea pig before a game and painting themselves with its blood.

The allegations were made by a source on Monday. According to FOX 2 sources, the team members performed the deed before a home game last week in an attempt at “team bonding”. The allegations say this “bonding” attempt happened before the game against the Dexter Deadnoughts, which the Red Devils lost 13-6.

The school has since suspended all future games while the police department conducts an investigation. Police tell us they are actively investigating at least 10 of the 18 members of the team. No word yet on what consequences they may face.

The superintendent, Joanne Lelekatch, released a statement:

“In cases involving these circumstances, our first priority is to ensure that law enforcement has access to the information it needs to conduct its investigation…Once law enforcement has completed its investigation, we will be in a position to assess the facts and circumstances and, if necessary, apply our student or athletic handbooks.”


Police say this is an ongoing open investigation and they are still working to gather all the information in this bizarre case.

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