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Boys basketball players under investigation UPDATED 11:04 a.m. Tuesday
Updated on: 02.28.14

The actions of three varsity boys basketball players are under investigation by Brown County High School administration and Nashville Police after an incident that occurred on school grounds today.

Principal Shane Killinger said he could not comment on the nature of the allegations or how school administration was alerted to them.

He said he could not release the players' names, citing family privacy rights.

A press release states that "an investigation has determined that athletic rules have been violated," and that the school is reviewing what disciplinary action is appropriate.

Killinger said no one but the three players was involved, no one was injured and no property was damaged.

He said the incident has been passed along to town police. "Anytime we have something like this, we have to turn it over to police," he said.

The team played its last home game of the season Thursday night. It's scheduled to play Owen Valley in the first round of sectional Tuesday night in Brazil. Killinger did not know at this time whether or not the students would be allowed to play. That decision will be up to high school administrators.

The BCHS athletic code of conduct requires players to show respect for opponents, officials, fellow teammates and students and all faculty and staff members, and to "maintain self-control at all times, regardless of the situation."

It states that "inappropriate conduct or language may result in suspension or probation at the coach's discretion."

The code of conduct specifically prohibits the use or possession of tobacco products, and the use, possession or transmission of controlled substances, including alcohol. Athletes are required to submit to drug testing.

The code of conduct states that "Indiana law requires school officials (I.C. 35-48-4) to report in writing to a law enforcement officer any conduct involving drugs, narcotics or alcoholic beverages that occurs on or within 1,000 feet of school grounds."

Any player with a felony or misdemeanor charge has his or her case reviewed and a decision rendered by the athletic council.

TUESDAY, MARCH 4 UPDATE: The three players will not play in tonight's sectional game. Principal Shane Killinger reported.

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