Report: Three Fitchburg State players investigated over alleged sexual assault

According to the Associated Press, three members of the Fitchburg State hockey team have been “barred from campus” while police investigate their possible involvement in an off-campus sexual assault.

Fitchburg police confirmed to the AP that the alleged assault did occur, but would not say when or where, or if the female victim is a student at the university.

The report also states that the names of the hockey players have not been released as they have not been charged with a crime.

A university spokesman said in a statement that all three students have been prohibited from attending classes and participating in athletics pending the police investigation and more serious sanctions could follow, including expulsion.