Coastal Carolina University announced Friday morning its investigation into the cheerleading team has concluded and “no further action is being taken by the University.”
All cheerleading activities have been suspended since March after the university said it received an anonymous letter alleging the women were participating in prostitution, stripping, underage drinking, bullying and more.
It’s unclear from the university’s news release if any cheerleaders have been dismissed from school or won’t be allowed to try out for the team next year. CCU says it “will not be granting interviews regarding this matter.”
“The University has thoroughly investigated this matter, taking into consideration the mission of the institution and our No. 1 priority and obligation to protect the safety and well-being of our students,” said CCU President David A. DeCenzo in an emailed statement. “As a public institution with a code of ethical conduct and as a public agency entrusted with public funds, we have a duty to investigate serious allegations. We had no choice.”
The anonymous letter dated March 8 sparked an investigation into the cheer team, and on March 28, investigators received notice that a group text message from a team member had been sent to all members of the cheerleading team that referenced the investigation and warned about the…