JUNEAU -

The Juneau School District has hired an Anchorage attorney to help investigate alleged hazing involving high school athletes.

The Juneau Empire reports that schools Superintendent Mark Miller announced Tuesday that attorney John Sedor is coming on board for the investigation.

Parents have complained that their high school-age children who are athletes were kidnapped and beaten with paddles on May 31.

The district has been investigating the incident since June.

The police department also looked into the matter, but ended its criminal investigation without any arrests or charges.

Miller says the district is looking into violations of board policy and state statutes, unlike police, who look at possible violations of the penal code.

Miller said at Tuesday's Board of Education meeting that Sedor will be speaking with students and staff.