Statement regarding 2018-19 Varsity Basketball season – January 16, 2019

Dear St. Michael’s College School Community,
On December 11, 2018, St. Michael’s College School announced the cancellation of the 2018-19 Varsity Basketball season. This difficult decision was made following new information that was reported to the School’s Administration. This information was immediately shared with police.
After consultation with police, the school was informed that the investigation into the incidents could take more than two months to complete. At that time, St. Michael’s College School was not prepared to resume the Varsity Basketball season while there was an ongoing police investigation involving students from the 2018-19 and 2017-18 teams.
St. Michael’s College School was notified on December 19 that police had concluded their investigation earlier than projected, allowing the school to commence its own internal investigation. This internal investigation is now complete. Both the police and the school have cleared the remaining members of the 2018-19 Varsity Basketball team of any wrongdoing. The incidents were isolated and those involved are no longer students at the school. With the support of police, the school has determined that the incidents were not systemic in nature and that it is safe for the Varsity Basketball team to resume its season.
We thank you for your continued support and feedback, and we remain focused on the well-being of our students.