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Portage not competing in D6 wrestling tourney

Portage isn’t wrestling in the District 6 Class 2A Tournament this weekend at the AAHS Fieldhouse.

Portage Superintendent Eric Zelanko told The Mirror via phone that the reason for the Mustangs, who are coached by Mike Fox, not participating was an “internal matter” and couldn’t discuss it further.

He did release a statement that read:

“Before the school day began on Thursday, February 6th, district officials received a report from the Safe2Say hotline containing disturbing allegations involving a small number of students and staff. No immediate danger to students or school safety was ever involved.

“As a result of the report, law enforcement was immediately notified and investigations were begun by appropriate authorities. The school district is fully cooperating with the ongoing investigation. Appropriate restrictions related to staff allegedly involved were immediately implemented.

“The safety of Portage Area School District students is, as always, our foremost concern.

“This is an ongoing investigation; therefore, I am not permitted to further discuss this matter at this time.”

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