One of South Carolina's leading high-school running backs has sued his former school, alleging players from Allendale-Fairfax High assaulted him this summer as part of hazing ritual condoned by coaches.

Shakur Chisolm and his parents sued Monday. They request 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 is suing the Allendale County School District and Allendale-Fairfax High School among others.

School Superintendent Leila W. Williams did not immediately return a message from The Associated Press seeking comment.

In the complaint, Chisolm claims 15 teammates used "open hands, closed fists, boxing gloves, belt buckles" and other objects to hit him.

 

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