Administrators for Elkhorn schools have been investigating rumors of an alleged bounty as the district's two high schools prepare to meet on the football field.
Elkhorn School District Superintendent Steve Bakes provided a response to Channel Six News Fact Finders.
"After many interviews with students and parents, the administration came to the conclusion that the idea of a bounty was pa"rt of a poorly chosen joke made by an Elkhorn South football player." Baker said.
"On Sunday evening, within 48 hours of becoming aware of the situation, principals from both high schools as well as
the activities directors, met with football players’ parents."
"The joke, which initially became part of “locker room talk” in June, was made while students were discussing events they had heard about in the news. The locker room talk resurfaced in October as the
game grew nearer."
"Multiple student accounts verified that the joke was never taken seriously. The administration’s investigation found no evidence that a meeting was ever held, plans were never thought out or executed
and no money was ever collected for the alleged bounty."
The rivalry game is this weekend and administrators for both schools will be watching for any unsportsmanlike conduct.