Chaparral High School wrestling coach fired over video of alleged hazing prank

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. -- A high school wrestling coach in the Douglas County School District has been fired for his involvement in an alleged hazing of a freshman.

A video of the activity at Chaparral High School in Parker appears to show the coach, Rocky Johnson, blindfolding the student before he's hazed by other wrestling team members as part of a prank known as the "ultimate sit-up."

Johnson is seen handing his cellphone to another student to record the incident.

"This is very concerning and the Douglas County School District does not tolerate inappropriate conduct by staff members," the district said in a statement. "Upon learning of this incident, we immediately contacted law enforcement and began our own investigation.

"The Chaparral High School wrestling coach is no longer employed by the Douglas County School District. The safety and well-being of our students is our priority and actions of this nature will not be tolerated.”

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