LOCKPORT, N.Y. — The remainder of the Starpoint High School varsity wrestling team's season has been suspended, the school district announced Wednesday.
The school district said Wednesday evening in a news release that it had "received serious allegations of inappropriate conduct by one or more members" of the wrestling team.
After discussions among school district leadership officials, its legal team, and the board of education, "it is necessary to cancel the remainder of the 2022-2023 wrestling season, effective immediately," Starpoint superintendent Dr. Sean Croft said in a statement.
"Due to the involvement of law enforcement and other legal implications, we are not at liberty to disclose additional details concerning the underlying circumstances," Croft added.
Croft asked the public to respect families' privacy, and said that the district takes all allegations of inappropriate conduct seriously.
The Niagara County Sheriff's Office on Thursday said it was investigating those claims.
Also, the state qualifier, which was supposed to be held Saturday at Starpoint High School, has been moved to North Tonawanda High School. The executive director of Section VI said the change was made as a request from Starpoint.