Probe continues into Hollidaysburg Area hazing report

HOLLIDAYSBURG – Hollidaysburg Area High School football coach Homer DeLattre said Tuesday he won’t release an updated team roster until a police and school investigation into alleged hazing is finished.

DeLattre, who also serves as the school’s athletic director, refused to say whether players have been suspended over the allegations, which surfaced after Hollidaysburg administrators informed borough police Friday.

“I can’t speak on it,” DeLattre said of the investigation.

Asked whether he would be involved in the investigation while serving as both the football team’s coach and the district’s director of athletics, DeLattre said: “I’m part of the administration team, I’ll just say that.”

Rumors have swirled since Saturday, and Hollidaysburg police are looking into the allegations, Chief David Gehret said.

District officials are investigating as well, Superintendent Bob Gildea said Monday.

Gehret said school representatives contacted police with information last week, days before the school year began. Football players may have been involved, he said.

Contacted Tuesday for more information, Gildea did not return a message.

The Tigers are scheduled to open their season on Friday night, hosting Yough.