After multiple Mundelein High School baseball games were canceled due to an investigation, numerous players have been suspended from the team after they were found in violation of the school’s code of conduct.
Mundelein High School Principal Dr. Alexandria Rios Taylor said the school last Friday received a report of violations of the student code of conduct and athletic code of conduct.
District 120 “promptly” launched an investigation, Taylor said.
Three Varsity baseball games were initially postponed due to the nature of the allegations. A fourth game was later canceled.
Taylor said school-based and athletic consequences would be applied as outlined in the student handbook if the allegations were found to be true.
“Student safety is always our top priority. The expectation in all of our educational and extracurricular programs is that everyone treats each other with respect and dignity,” Taylor said.
Mundelein High School Director of Public Relations Peter Gill told Lake and McHenry County Scanner on Thursday that the Mundelein Police Department was immediately notified of the allegations but they are not leading an investigation.
Several students were found in violation of the athletic code of conduct and were issued athletic code consequences following an investigation, Gill said.
Alleged violations of the student code of conduct, which is separate from the athletic code of conduct, are still under investigation.
“Mundelein High School District 120 is unable to comment further as matters of student discipline are internal and confidential,” Gill said.
Over a dozen players were suspended for several games, students told Lake and McHenry County Scanner.
Gill said the school’s varsity baseball team will resume play today.
The four postponed games will be rescheduled for later in the season.