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Eldorado High looking into possible hazing

Posted at 6:28 PM, Sep 30, 2015

A case of hazing and bullying has left one local student ready to transfer schools and his family ready to move.

The family of the alleged victim in this incident asked to remain anonymous. They said after the student spoke out about what happened, he has been receiving threatening calls and texts that have the whole family scared.

"My brother, he loves soccer," said the victim's older sister, who we will call Sarah. "That's his passion, he loves to play soccer."

Sarah said issues started earlier this month with her 15-year-old brother, who we will call Pedro, and his teammates on the Eldorado High School soccer team. She said the team was on the bus headed to an away game, when older members of the team started acting up.

"They were trying to grab their (other boys') private parts and they actually started saying unnecessary comments to Pedro," Sarah said.

She said they showed her brother a video where another teammate had his pants off and the boys were sexually assaulting him.

"They told Pedro, 'Look, this is what we're going to do to you. Sooner or later it's going to happen.'"

Sarah said the following day, the boys planned to assault Pedro. She said three cars full of Pedro's teammates chased him, and ripped his shirt before she showed up and stopped them.

She and Pedro filed a report with Clark County School District police.

The district would not talk to Action News, but sent the following statement:

"Clark County School District was made aware of a possible bullying situation involving one of the sports teams at Eldorado High School. Per FERPA law and for the protection of the students, CCSD cannot provide details of the situation, however CCSD has already notified the parents of all students involved and is working closely with the students and their parents on this issue."

"It makes me feel really sad and I'm very disappointed at what's going on," Sarah said.

CCSD said the whole team sat out one game, but will play their next scheduled game.