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State Attorney says he has not received the Viera Hazing investigation despite reports

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Several statements have been made to the media from School Board Chair Matt Susin stating that the criminal investigation into the football hazing/assault incident was complete and with the State Attorney’s Office. It turns out that is not true according to the State Attorney himself. So much so that his office released a statement on the matter.

September 7, 2023 – Status Update BCSO Investigation at Viera High School

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Our office has received multiple media requests for information on our receipt and review of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office investigation into an incident involving the Viera High School football team. While we expect to receive this report in the coming days, it hasn’t yet reached our office and is still early in the transfer process.

Every criminal complaint that our office receives undergoes a careful and thorough review by experienced prosecutors to determine the appropriate course of action. The process is thoughtful, and considers not only the initially reported facts, but may include seeking further investigation before making a filing decision. Every case is unique, but often the process will take several weeks to complete.

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While any case is under review it’s not available as a public record and we won’t speculate as to potential outcomes or when the review may be concluded. Further, misdemeanor offenses with juvenile defendants are confidential and our office is statutorily prohibited from providing any information, including the alleged defendants, crime types, status, or final disposition of the case.

In cases involving significant public or media interest, we typically announce any public record filing decision via our website and X (formerly Twitter) account.

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End of statement

Meanwhile, things for Viera are back to normal for the team, even while the investigations are ongoing.

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