A fifth Warren De La Salle student was arraigned on charges connected to an alleged hazing incident. Four of the other students charged as adults were arraigned on Monday.
Cleveland Harville III was arraigned on the misdemeanor assault and battery charge. Glaiko Lovelace, 17, Ricky Pearson, 18, Sean Bonery, 18 and Michael Young, 18, where the other four adults. Two others were charged as junveilnes.
Defense attorney Greg Rohl says Harville is a college-bound student-athlete with good grades who shouldn’t have been charged in the first place
The charges are directly tied to new evidence after a new parent came forward after the St. Clair County Prosecutor originally declined to press charges the day before. Sources tell us there are two victims in the case, and new evidence was learned after that parent came forward.
In November 2019, the St. Clair County prosecutor took over the investigation involving the Warren De La Salle football team.
De La Salle issued the following statement when charges came down.
It is being reported in the media today that the Saint Clair Prosecutor’s Office will be charging seven of our students-athletes. We have not been contacted by the prosecutor’s office. The leadership at De La Salle Collegiate will continue to cooperate with local law enforcement and the prosecutor’s office as they engage this case. Our faculty, staff, and leadership team will continue to take appropriate action based upon the facts around this incident and to ensure that it does not occur in the future.
De La Salle remains committed to creating a safe and positive environment for every student within its school community, and will continue to provide support to the students and families involved in this matter. De La Salle has and will continue to provide assistance to the students impacted by these events.
When issues of safety arise, the school will always take immediate action to safeguard students. In doing so, the school is mandated by law to conduct an internal investigation regarding the problem or issue while fully cooperating with local law enforcement.
De La Salle is student centered. The school is a place where every student has an opportunity to excel in academics, the arts, and athletics. Our graduates are making a difference in the community today and around the world. De La Salle continues to appreciate the suggestions and words of support that have been extended to our school by our alumni, donors, and the families within our educational community.
In the year to come, De La Salle expects to continue its tradition of outstanding football programs. Over its storied history, the De La Salle football program has been committed to helping young men live out Lasallian Catholic values.
De La Salle is a renowned Lasallian Catholic college preparatory school helping form exceptional young men who are centered on education, respect, faith, and inclusivity to positively challenge and impact one another, the greater community, and the future.