FRAMINGHAM, Mass. – A Massachusetts high school hockey program has its season cancelled because of what an administrator, a so-called “toxic” culture of anti-Semitism among the players.
The team had students from Keefe Regional Technical School and Marian high School , both in Framingham. Marian is an independent Catholic school.
Administrators launched an investigation into Friday after they learned of anti-Semitic activities is focused on one player. Letters were sent to parents Monday informing them of the decision.
The MetroWest Daily News reports that Keefe Principal Shannon Snow said that the anti-Semitism was “not an isolated instance,” and that “a general toxic and negative culture” permeated the team.
The Boston Globe reports that Marian Principal John Ermilio found “a pattern of dressing room activity in which the players are allowed to participate in these types of comments and actions.”