Toronto

St. Michael's College reinstates basketball team after sex assault investigation

A prestigious private school in Toronto rocked by allegations of sexual assault by students has reinstated its varsity basketball team for the 2018-19 school year.

Police probe cleared the team's players, St. Mike's says

Police say three alleged incidents took place on school grounds last fall and involved members of the football team. (Tijana Martin/The Canadian Press)
A prestigious private school in Toronto rocked by allegations of sexual assault by students has reinstated its varsity basketball team for the 2018-19 school year. 

St. Michael's College School, a Catholic institution for boys, says it has completed an internal investigation that cleared the remaining members of the team of any wrongdoing.

In an email to parents Wednesday afternoon, the school says its own investigation followed a police probe that also cleared the basketball players. 

The school had announced previously that it was cancelling its varsity basketball team for this season and its football program for next year.

Seven students from the school have been charged. Police say three alleged incidents took place on school grounds last fall and involved members of the football team. 

Police have laid a total of 37 charges in the case and said they don't expect to lay any more.

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