Parents want answers from MISD board as hazing investigation continues

GF Default - MISD board holds meeting about hazing investigation
GF Default - MISD board holds meeting about hazing investigation

MONTGOMERY, Texas – Parents were asking the Montgomery Independent School District board for answers Tuesday, more than a month after an investigation into accusations over alleged hazing involving the Montgomery High School football team.

The MISD board of trustees had their regularly scheduled monthly board meeting with an agenda to use closed executive sessions to seek legal counsel regarding the incident.

“It’s a problem, and we’re hoping to restore our glory again,” parent Stephanie Kastleschouldt said. “As a parent of a 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 case on Oct. 4. More than a month later, the MISD board posted their agenda with the first item to discuss for an executive session: “(1) ongoing matters pertaining to recent campus investigation into hazing allegations.”

One hour into the meeting, around 8 p.m., the MISD board went into a 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,” a board official said.

Kastleschouldt has such pride in this district.

“I actually went to high school in Montgomery," she said. "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.”

KPRC 2 has previously reported that the allegations involved the hazing of at least one member of the varsity team at a private home.

“I am frustrated with the amount of information," Kastleschouldt said. "We’re not getting any information.”

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.”