Officials tight-lipped on Sharyland Pioneer hazing incident

A hazing incident last semester involving members of the Sharyland Pioneer High School swim team — which warranted a police investigation into allegations of conduct authorities described as “inappropriate” — prompted a response from the Sharyland school district Tuesday.

“The District was recently made aware of an incident that took place off campus during the Fall 2019 Semester,” Sharyland ISD Superintendent Dr. Maria M. Vidaurri wrote in a statement. “Upon learning of the incident, an internal investigation was conducted, and the appropriate local authorities were immediately notified.”

The statement was issued in response to The Monitor’s requests to confirm a hazing incident multiple sources reported to the newspaper Tuesday.

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