Susan McCready, Chair
36R Bartlet St.
Andover, MA 01810
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Contact: John Guilfoil
DCF Investigating Two Alleged Instances of Neglect By Andover High School Boys Hockey Coaches
ANDOVER — The Department of Children and Families has notified Andover High School Principal Philip Conrad of an active investigation around possible neglect by three Andover High School boys hockey coaches.
Currently, Andover Public Schools understands that two reported incidents are being reviewed by DCF:
- During a practice after the team lost a game, students were forced to do a punitive conditioning session where they were not allowed a water break.
- After the team lost an away game and were on the road back to Andover, students were denied food as a punishment for losing.
Andover Public Schools is fully cooperating with the DCF investigation and will additionally conduct its own investigation following the conclusion of the DCF investigation.
Media is asked to respect the privacy of students over the course of the investigation.