Police, district investigate Middleton High School football program

The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School is working with the police department to investigate alleged harassment within the high school’s football program, the su
Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 9:28 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 27, 2023 at 7:17 PM CST
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MIDDLETON, Wis. (WMTV) – The Middleton-Cross Plains Area School is working with the police department to investigate alleged harassment within the high school’s football program, the superintendent and principal revealed Friday morning in a joint letter sent to families.

Superintendent Dana Monogue and the high school’s principal Peg Shoemaker explained the investigation is expected to last several weeks, and they alerted families they would be questioning students and staff during that time.

They ask families to encourage their students to share any information they have, if they are questioned. The letter declined to elaborate on the allegations against the program or who may be targeted by the investigation, citing student confidentiality limitations.

They closed by assuring the families they take accusations of bullying and harassment seriously and want to ensure students feel safe and supported in MCPASD schools.

Several hours after the school district released details of the investigation, the Middleton Police Dept. issued its own statement confirming its role in the investigation. In it, the police department indicated its investigators want to determine if any criminal violations took place. It noted that no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call police at 608-824-7300, Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014, or go online to p3tips.com.

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