HADDONFIELD, N.J. (WTXF) - Several members of a local Catholic school's football team are facing disciplinary action after a video allegedly showing athletes using foul and racially offensive language surfaced on social media.
St. Joseph High School in Hammonton, New Jersey announced the discovery of the video in a letter sent home to parents Wednesday.
The school says the video was apparently sent by players to a player at Haddonfield High School the night before their game back on September 29.
Legendary coach Paul Sacco has been suspended for two games after the school says he "should have been supervising the students at the time of the incident--though he was not present at the time of the video." Coach Sacco is also not permitted to host team gatherings in private residences.
School officials say they were able to confirm the authenticity of the video, which was allegedly filled with racial slurs and foul remarks towards players on the opposing team.
"This event is a reminder to all of our students, our staff and our school families that actions like this will not be tolerated. The language and tone contained in this video is completely contrary to the academic and spiritual tenets of our school and our faith," the school's principal, Allain Caparas said in a statement.
St Joseph leaders say that students seen in this video will now be disciplined - either with school suspensions, game suspensions or probation, depending on their involvement.