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Lawsuit filed by former football player accuses team, school of hazing

Attorneys for Shakur Chisolm announce hazing accusations in August 2015 Attorneys for Shakur Chisolm announce hazing accusations in August 2015
ORANGEBURG, SC (AP/WIS) -

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of a high school football player, accusing his former team and school of allowing hazing.

The lawsuit was filed after Shakur Chisolm claimed he was the victim of a violent hazing ritual at football training camp for the Allendale-Fairfax High School. He filed a complaint with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office in August. 

Chisolm claims he and several underclassmen and transfer students were beaten by upperclassmen during a hazing ritual allegedly organized by the team's coaching staff at a training camp in August. The claim says the players were beaten with boxing gloves, belts and fists.

The suit is seeking an unspecified financial amount to be determined by a jury that would cover Chisolm's medical bills, along with things like emotional distress and mental suffering from the incident.

Chisolm transferred to Allendale-Fairfax from Barnwell High School. He withdrew from Allendale-Fairfax after the incident and enrolled at Williston-Elko High School, where he continues to play football. 

Attorneys for Chisolm and his family plan to announce additional details Tuesday afternoon. 

Copyright 2015 WIS and the Associated Press. All rights reserved. 

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