GROSSE ILE (WWJ/AP) — A Detroit-area high school won’t play lacrosse while authorities investigate allegations that players killed an animal before a game.

Grosse Ile Township police Chief Joseph Porcerelli declined to say how many students were involved or give details about the animal. The alleged incident didn’t happen on school grounds.

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FOX 2 reports that the animal in question was a guinea pig, which some players allegedly killed before smearing its blood on their faces. One student may have even drank the blood, according to WDIV.

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Grosse Ile Superintendent Joanne Lelekatch says the spring lacrosse season is on hold during investigations by police and the school district. She declined further comment, citing the privacy of students.

 

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