BAUXITE, Ark. –  There’s new information in a hazing investigation involving the Bauxite High School baseball team.

Head Coach Michael Mattox and Assistant Coach Steven Tew have been placed on paid leave pending the results of the investigation.

That’s according to a school official.

More details to come.


BAUXITE, Ark. – The Bauxite School District released a statement on April 2 regarding the current investigation of hazing allegations involving members of the Bauxite High School Baseball team. 

Superintendent Matt Donaghy said the following:

“Bauxite Schools is currently investigating allegations of hazing involving the Bauxite Baseball team. This matter is also being investigated by the Arkansas State Police and Saline County Sheriff’s Office. Due to student privacy laws, we are not able to comment further on the specifics of the hazing allegations. The safety and well-being of our students is, and will continue to be, the primary concern of Bauxite Schools. We take all threats to student safety very seriously and are taking immediate actions to ensure the safety of all student athletes.”

Original story:

BAUXITE, Ark. — An official with the Bauxite School District says the high school’s varsity baseball team will not play a scheduled game against Russellville on Monday, due to an investigation into “several members” of the team.

The district would not comment on the nature of the investigation or any allegations raised against members of the team.

We’re told the team will return to conference play on Thursday against Ashdown. It’s unclear if the players involved in the investigation will be allowed to play.

A request for comment from Coach Michael Mattox was not returned as of Sunday afternoon.