ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Lawyers for a high school football player say they're filing a lawsuit against his former school, head football coach and others for their role in a hazing incident that occurred earlier this year.
Shakur Chisolm, currently the second-leading rusher in South Carolina high school football this season, claims he transferred from Barnwell High School to Allendale-Fairfax High School at the beginning of the school year when he became the target of a pair of hazing-related attacks the week of Aug. 3 at a school-sponsored football camp.
According to Chisolm, transfer students and underclassmen including were beaten by upperclassmen with boxing gloves, belts and fists in a hazing ritual allegedly orchestrated by the coaching staff.
Chisolm's attorneys will address the media Monday in Orangeburg at 1 p.m.
A news release says Chisolm has rushed for nearly 1,400 yards and 16 touchdowns this football season.
It says he has been recruited by some of the biggest names in college football. He withdrew from Allendale-Fairfax High School following the incident.