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Nine Wayne Hills Football Players Charged with Aggravated Assault

Football players attack two Wayne Valley High School students Oct. 29, police said.

Nine football players have been charged with aggravated assault after attacking two students on Urban Club Road Saturday Oct. 29, Police Chief John Reardon said.

The players, including star senior receiver Andrew Monaghan, 18, were charged Tuesday night, Reardon said; the other eight are juveniles.

responded to a call about a loud party at about 10:20 p.m. Saturday on Urban Club Road, Reardon said. When officers arrived, they discovered the victims, one of whom was unconscious and in the street, the chief said.

The victims were taken to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Wayne.

Reardon said the boys were walking on Urban Club Road when the Hills students drove up in an SUV and perhaps another vehicle, got out, and assaulted the Valley students.

Wayne Hills, a seven-time state football champion, is scheduled to play Vernon in the first round of the North 1, Group 3 playoffs tomorrow night in Wayne.

Wayne Hills football coach Chris Olsen and principal Scot Beckerman could not be reached to see if the players will play in the game.

stewart resmer November 15, 2011 at 03:10 PM
Todays edition of The Record states that there were arrests...the potential for the conflict of interests still exists in my opinion, Mr Pavlack, the board and the chief have a desision to make. Does Pavlack continue to serve in both posts when such a divissive issue brings in to question the integrity of both bodies, must he abstain as pres of the BOE, or abstain from being the custodian of police records?
Frank November 15, 2011 at 09:22 PM
THIS IS A MUST READ FOR ALL WAYNE BLOGGERS: http://www.state.nj.us/education/legal/commissioner/308-98.pdf This legal document serves as insight into a systemic "look the other way" policy when it comes to Mr. Olsen. It's findings date back to 1995. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE ENTIRE DOCUMENT
Ron November 16, 2011 at 12:11 AM
It would be great to get the names of the other 8 creeps too, but that's the law. And believe me, Olsen knew. His son was at the party, and who knows, maybe he's one of the 9? If I was the parent of the poor kid whose face was crushed and was kicked and beat unconscious (heard that he has to have reconstructive surgery done, and hopefully there's no damage to the brain) I would sue the pants off the kids involved. And if I was the parent of one of those 9 kids, I would make sure that THEY paid off the suit. Knowing some of these parents (one Hills dad who stated he SUPPORTS OLSEN) they are probably protecting their little innocent boys and don't believe they were involved. LOL.
Ron November 16, 2011 at 12:14 AM
@Debbie if you know Coach Olsen and his family, at all, you know that this is not something that he would ever want to happen. ....are you suggesting he has remorse for this incident??? Well if he really did, which he doesn't his actions would have been different. Please, don't embarrass yourself.
Ron November 16, 2011 at 12:17 AM
No Abbie. They ARE guilty. Maybe not all 9 smashed his head against the curb, threw his teeth out, made him bleed and deemed unconscious but com'n, at least one or 2 accomplished this heinous act, and the others stood there and did nothing about it. They ARE ALL GUILTY and horrible examples of Wayne residents. Period.
raised in wayne November 16, 2011 at 12:26 AM
Children? The difference between the "adult" and "children" may be a year or two. They are all old enough to realize the consequences of whatever part they took in this incident.
RCRC1 November 16, 2011 at 04:59 AM
@JimmyPete you sound stupid... Olsen is the athletic director not a teacher... been around for 25 years and well earned his salary... get your facts straight.
RCRC1 November 16, 2011 at 05:11 AM
OLSEN did the RIGHT thing. He did not have to sit the players that are ALLEGEDLY involved because the law said so. He is not their father or mother and had no say in the matter. This is not a bullying case, was not gang or rivalary related so stop bringing bullying laws into this. This is the United States of America, you are innocent until proven guilty, have a right to a trial. Just because 9 kids were arrested DOES NOT mean all 9 were involved... ALL YOU IGNORANT PEOPLE NEED TO STOP CRITICIZING CHRIS OLSEN AND WAYNE HILLS ADMIN.... let the police do their jobs and investigate the case
JimmyPete November 16, 2011 at 12:37 PM
As said in these post's , innocent till proven guilty is a legal concept for the degree of proof to convict, Would you now let alleged child abuser Jerry Sandusky keep working at his "Lost Boys" charity? Olsen had a choice , he benches kids for missing practice , he chose to play these kids , who at least broke curfew rules, and to run up the score 48-0, Classy Coach.
JimmyPete November 16, 2011 at 12:39 PM
Olsen is AD so he teaches no classes, great , all the easier to let him go hir
Al Scala November 16, 2011 at 01:03 PM
Between the police dept who apparently buried this for at least 10 days or so, the BOE who all of a sudden lost its voice, and King Olsen, I'm sure they'll find a way to let these kids play Friday night and beyond. I sincerely hope I'm wrong, and want to be wrong on this one.
Frank November 16, 2011 at 04:51 PM
JUST READ THIS AND MAYBE YOU WILL CHANGE YOUR MIND THIS IS A MUST READ FOR ALL WAYNE BLOGGERS: http://www.state.nj.us/education/legal/commissioner/308-98.pdf This legal document serves as insight into a systemic "look the other way" policy when it comes to Mr. Olsen. It's findings date back to 1995. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE ENTIRE DOCUMENT
Frank November 16, 2011 at 04:53 PM
Bravo! Well said.
Albert November 16, 2011 at 05:43 PM
http://www.northjersey.com/news/opinions/editorials/133942393_Wayne_madness.html
Donald November 17, 2011 at 12:48 AM
@Jessica. This is a rediculous thing to say.
RCRC1 November 17, 2011 at 03:06 AM
Frank stop HARASSING PEOPLE
RCRC1 November 17, 2011 at 03:18 AM
broke curfew rules? it happened 10pm on a saturday... where do you get your facts from.... STUPIDDDDD PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD Is Olsen the police? NO Is Olsen their parents? NO Is Olsen the superintendent who made the decision? NO So what did Olsen do wrong? NOTHING
RCRC1 November 17, 2011 at 03:19 AM
stop comparing this to a pedophile rape case... not similar in any way possible
Beavis November 17, 2011 at 02:22 PM
Sorry, I dont see anything wrong with this scenario. This type of teaching happens at every level of sports. What about a basketball coach who takes a player out because he makes a bad pass, or commits a mental error ? Are you going to crucify him/her as well ? Or is that different because you cant blame it on Coach Olsen ?
Beavis November 17, 2011 at 02:26 PM
Big difference between this and being an adult pedophile.. no relevance what so ever.
RCRC1 November 17, 2011 at 02:48 PM
they should be allowed to play.. if proved innocent they will never be allowed to play this game again and thats why it is wrong.
Beavis November 17, 2011 at 02:53 PM
@Ron Amazing how this story has escalated..Facts will show all these rumors of this child becoming unconscious will be shown to be completely false.
Daniel Hubbard (Editor) November 18, 2011 at 12:01 AM
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Diane Rasa November 18, 2011 at 03:16 AM
unprovoked is an opinion, facts have yet to be revealed
Frank November 23, 2011 at 04:51 PM
EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS ARTICLE!!! http://www.positivecoach.org/our-story/pca-in-the-news/news-detail/40/pca-on-joe-paterno?utm_source=h5m&utm_medium=e&utm_campaign=mom
Frank November 23, 2011 at 04:56 PM
This article should be sent to every single student, parent, school administrator, faculty, local Government offical, law enforcement officals and it should be enlarged and printed in bold letters at Wayne Hills High. THIS SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING! http://www.positivecoach.org/our-story/pca-in-the-news/news-detail/40/pca-on-joe-paterno?utm_source=h5m&utm_medium=e&utm_campaign=mom
Frank November 23, 2011 at 05:18 PM
RCRC1- This article should be sent to every single student, parent, school administrator, faculty, local Government offical, law enforcement officals and it should be enlarged and printed in bold letters at Wayne Hills High. THIS SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING! http://www.positivecoach.org/our-story/pca-in-the-news/news-detail/40/pca-on-joe-paterno?utm_source=h5m&utm_medium=e&utm_campaign=mom
Frank November 23, 2011 at 05:21 PM
No harassment here. Just giving you some reading material that may help clear your thoughts. This article should be sent to every single student, parent, school administrator, faculty, local Government offical, law enforcement officals and it should be enlarged and printed in bold letters at Wayne Hills High. THIS SHOULD BE REQUIRED READING! http://www.positivecoach.org/our-story/pca-in-the-news/news-detail/40/pca-on-joe-paterno?utm_source=h5m&utm_medium=e&utm_campaign=mom
John M December 04, 2011 at 09:15 PM
Great job caoach Olsen for adapting to the loss of 3 high impact players who had to be replaced from the 9. As far as football he gets results and reloads & adapts at the half. He teaches the kids discipline and practicing till they get it right. For all you women that dont get it and it appears some men(who are not capable of playing) too football is the most intricate sport. Players just dont go out and hit each other and tackle, it is a physical chess game. Until you learn the came please just be quiet. Now lay off Olsen, his wife, football and let the court decide to handle these 9 players. Women & Mothers on these blogs you have seen what a great coach can do. Now stop complaining and maybe you can make your husbands happy!
JimmyPete December 04, 2011 at 11:16 PM
John M. , wow could are you trying to be obnoxious, or did you take too many hits without a helmet as you probably were capable of playing. The truth of the matter is even at Hills Olsen is a divisive figure. Get ten Hills Parents together and you'll hear stories of fights or shouting matches with other coaches, kids bullied or pushed around, scores run up,other sports mocked, favored players. Olsen's job is to be a coach and educator. He does one well the other not some much. One wonders Olsen has a reputation throughout North Jersey of running up scores. What ever started the fight it should have ended with the kids being knocked down, instead his players ran up the score and left the others badly hurt. Where did they learn that.

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