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Parents demand answers month after Montgomery HS football team hazing allegations

MONTGOMERY, Texas – Montgomery Independent School District parents are asking the board of trustees for answers, more than a month after an investigation into accusations over alleged hazing involving the Montgomery High School football team. The Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees had its regularly scheduled monthly board meeting with an agenda item to have a closed executive session to seek legal counsel regarding the incident.

"It's a problem, and we're hoping to restore our glory again," Montgomery ISD parent Stephanie Kastleschouldt said referring to the allegations. "As a parent of Montgomery ISD school student, we're looking for transparency, and honestly we are looking to not have our school district in the news anymore."

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office took over the investigation of the case on Oct. 4. More than a month later, Montgomery ISD Board of Trustees posted on its agenda, the first item to discuss for the executive session: “(1) ongoing matters pertaining to recent campus investigation into hazing allegations;”.

An hour into the meeting, at around 8 p.m., MISD Board went into closed session, which went on for more than two hours.

"We're going to consult with our legal counsel on a number of matters that you can read about in the agenda right now," said a board official.

For parents like Kastleschouldt, it’s personal.

“I actually went to high school in Montgomery. My daughter graduated from Montgomery. I actually have a son that’s in junior high...I know we have a great community, and I just want to make sure we maintain the great standards that we’ve accomplished over the years,” Kastleschouldt said.

KPRC2 has previously reported the allegations involving the hazing of at least one member of the varsity team at someone’s home.

"I am frustrated with the amount of information--we're not getting any information," Kastleschouldt said.

She just hopes parents are more informed.

“At this point, I have a kid in junior high that plays football," Kastleschouldt said. “I mean, do I want him to play in high school? I’m not sure. I mean..I just don’t know.”