SAN ANTONIO--Two MacArthur JROTC high school seniors were not able to walk the stage at the Freeman Coliseum Friday night. The district said the reason was due to hazing allegations against them.
District spokesperson Vic Garcia told News 4 WOAI the district launched three separate investigations "So they did compile information into a report that did point out hazing did occur, " added Garcia.
Parents we spoke with say the hazing scandal has been blown out of proportion. "I think it's a horrible thing that the district has done, " said parent Dale Giddings.
Parents went on to say it is still unclear as to what the two senior students actually did. "They keep asking what are we being accused of , tell us what's going on and they say well your not allowed to walk, " replied Anjeanette Giddings.
The hazing allegations have been brewing for several months. It was back in early April, NEISD school board members voted to terminate Mac Arthur JROTC instructor LTC. Robert Blake, and not renew the other instructors contract.
LTC. Blake is still appealing his termination. "Just because my sons graduating, we're not giving up, we're going to be behind him all the way to the end, " added parent Barbara Synder.
LTC. Blake's termination appeal is expected to be heard by the district later this month.