MOUNT WASHINGTON, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati police have arrested four McNicholas High School freshman football players following an alleged assault on a teammate in the team's auxiliary locker room.
The students faces one count each of felonious assault. They were released in their parents' custody and are scheduled to appear Nov. 14 before a Hamilton County Juvenile Court magistrate, court officials said Monday.
"The police investigation into the recent locker room incident at McNicholas High School appears to be complete. Based upon conversations with the Hamilton County Juvenile Prosecutors' office, the Cincinnati Police Department has arrested four boys. This matter is now in the hands of the juvenile court system, and the judicial process has begun," McNicholas officials said in a statement.
The arrest stems from an alleged Oct. 9 incident in the team's locker room where, according to police records, a 14-year-old student was struck in the groin with cleated shoes by another student. A third student then pulled down his own shorts and stuck his buttocks in the victim's face.
"Upon learning of the incident, McNicholas promptly investigated and contacted the appropriate authorities," the school said.
After the investigation, school officials removed the students from the football and suspended them for five days.