FLORENCE, N.J. — A New Jersey high school baseball coach is stepping down following a hazing incident in which a player was bitten by teammates.
The Florence school board approved Joseph Frappolli Jr.’s leave from the coaching job at its meeting Monday. He will remain a teacher at a district elementary school.
The Times of Trenton reports that four players were suspended after a March hazing ritual in which a student was held down and bitten by others.
School district lawyer Carmen Saginario says that a similar incident earlier in March was uncovered during the investigation. He says it was part of a “hazing tradition” not limited to the baseball team.
School officials did not provide further details.
A new anti-hazing policy has now been implemented in the school district south of Trenton.