Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley told ABC News the district immediately opened an independent investigation and notified police. He said one of the people involved was an incoming freshman and the other was already a student and both were associated with the football team. Horsley said punishment by the school district could range from mandated community service to suspension.
“There’s no place for that in our program at all, and it won’t be tolerated,” the school’s head football coach Matt Rickards told Fox 13 KSTU on Tuesday. “It’s potentially a hate crime, so it sickens me.”
According to KSTU, the two players were both indefinitely suspended from the team.