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Former Seymour High School Football Player Accused of 2015 Locker Room Assault

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    Seymour High School was locked down Wednesday afternoon.

    Police have arrested a former Seymour High School football player who is accused of assaulting a teammate in the locker room in 2015.

    Police said they launched an investigation in May 2018 about the incident after the state Department of Children and Families notified them about allegations that one male student had assaulted another in August 2015, according to a news release from police.

    Police investigated and said they learned that the incident happened once and was not part of a hazing ritual.

    The former student turned himself in at the Seymour police department on Dec. 17 after learning there was a warrant for his arrest.

    Police said he is legal age now, but has been charged as a juvenile.

    He has been charged with sexual assault in the third degree, assault in the third degree, risk of injury to a minor and reckless endangerment in the second degree.

    No additional information was released on the allegations.

    The person who was charged was released on a promise to appear and is scheduled to appear in juvenile court on Friday.

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