Posted: 10:02 am Friday, December 2nd, 2011

School police probe allegations of sexual assault by Glades Central football players 

By Post Staff

BELLE GLADE — Four members of one of the nation’s top high school football teams apparently pressured a 14-year-old girl into sex acts in a school bathroom last month, according to school district sources and the girl’s mother.  

And, the mother said, no investigation was started at the football powerhouse, Glades Central High, until the second time she approached the school with concerns.  

“Out here, they’re big on football. I could care less about football when it comes to my daughter,” said the mother, speaking publicly for the first time. The Palm Beach Post is protecting her identity because her daughter is alleging sexual assault. “I don’t think the school is handling it the way they should be handling it.”  

Glades Central High officials have acknowledged that four football players were suspended on Nov. 14 in connection with a sexual incident in a school bathroom, but they declined to identify the boys.  

A source familiar with the team’s inner workings said the suspended boys included two star defensive players with scholarship offers from major Division I schools. 

Click here to read the full story from the Post’s Allison Ross, Michael LaForgia and Jeff Greer.