ALLENDALE, SC (WIS) - The family of an Allendale-Fairfax High School football player accusing teammates of hazing has officially filed a complaint with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.
The report, which was filed Wednesday after Shakur Chisolm and his family held a news conference to detail the alleged assault, further fleshes out Chisolm's claims.
The report from the sheriff's office was originally taken on Aug. 7, but Shakur's family waited to officially file the report until after they spoke with the school officials.
In the report, Chisolm's father, Cliff Chisolm, told the deputy his son was at a football camp that took place at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on Neeses Camp Highway.
Cliff said Shakur reported to him that he was beaten by 30 to 40 other teammates as part of an initiation onto the football team. Shakur, according to the report, attempted to hide from the group in a closet because he felt like he was not liked by some of his teammates.
The report goes on to say Shakur escaped the closet and attempted to get in contact with a coach, but his teammates gave chase. Shakur, the report said, locked himself in another closet.
At that point, according to the report, Shakur stated he heard a coach asking his teammates, "Did y'all get him yet?"
Shakur, the report said, managed to escape a second time and finally call a friend to pick him up to take him to a nearby hospital for treatment.
That's when deputies arrived and began to take this report. However, according to the report, Shakur's family was contacted by the school's superintendent and asked the family to not contact law enforcement until the school board spoke with them.
"One thing that the superintendent stated is that they were unable to speak to the family because of the lawyers. Let me clarify, immediately after Shakur's parents found out about the hazing incident -- about his brutal beating -- they went to school administrators," Chisolm family attorney Justin Bamberg said.
School officials say they have not yet spoken to the family, but referred questions about the alleged incident to their attorneys.