Principal resigns amid probe of Maryland locker-room attack

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DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — The principal of Maryland high school has resigned months after several junior varsity football players were accused of raping or attempting to rape teammates with a broomstick.

News outlets report Casey Crouse announced her resignation from Damascus High School on Tuesday, saying new leadership is needed to move beyond the October attacks.

The Washington Post reports five teens are charged as juveniles in the attacks, which suspects and victims have said were a lock-room hazing ritual.

The school says desire for an objective and efficient investigation led to the school athletic director, Joseph Doody, being put on leave Tuesday. Team coach Vincent Colbert was put on leave last month. The Post has said the school waited hours to alert police, and county prosecutors are investigating if similar attacks have happened.

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