In August, Gwinnett County Public Schools suspended all six upperclassmen implicated in the incident. At least five of those players are appealing their suspensions, which ranged from one semester to the entire 2015-16 school year.
The suspended players include one 17-year-old, one 16-year-old and four 15-year-olds.
The same player who filed the lawsuit gave statements to the North Charleston Police Department and asked for criminal charges to be filed. But the player's attorney, Kurt Hilbert, said Sept. 2 that detectives had decided not to further pursue the case.
Authorities would not confirm or deny Hilbert’s statements, citing the involvement of juveniles.
It is The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s policy not to name victims of alleged sexual assault. The accused players are not identified because criminal charges have not been filed.
Parkview High School’s baseball team is the reigning state champion and considered one of the nation’s top squads.