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Alleged Hazing Incident Under Investigation At Luzerne County High School

A police investigation is underway into an alleged Hazing incident at the Wyoming Valley West High School. The long-time swim coach was suspended as a result of the incident.
Wyoming Valley West School District officials confirm that an investigation is underway into an alleged hazing incident at the high school. It involves the water polo team and allegedly took place about two and a half weeks ago in a locker room at the  high school in Plymouth. The long time swim coach Frank Tribendus was suspended for two weeks as a result of the incident for allegedly not providing proper supervision inside the locker room. Superintendent of schools Chuck Supon told Eyewitness News, "I can confirm that it involved male members of the water polo team and involved horseplay that may have gone to far.  It is a situation where maybe three or four kids think it was funny and one doesn't think it was so funny and then we have an issue." Supon added, "These are great kids and I think it may have been something that just went too far." Supon said he could not say too much since it was a personnel mater and that the investigation was ongoing by the school resource officer who works for Plymouth Police. Coach Tribendus returned to the swim team Thursday but told this reporter he would not make any comment since it was a personnel mater referring me to Superintendent Supon. Supon added, "I can tell you no stone went unturned it was a very tedious few days as we interviewed students, adults and the coaching staff."    Supon says the coach was suspended for not providing proper supervision of the locker room. Supon said, "It was the coach who brought this to the attention of the administration in the first place. As a result of the incident the district has placed new guidelines and rules into  place regarding future locker room supervision. 
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