Three seniors, including a team captain, grabbed a freshman they didn't like, who was trying to leave the locker room during a hazing ritual.
Two held him down, while the third penetrated his rectum with a broom handle, officials said.
Navin Zachariah, 18, the sports editor at the student newspaper in 2014-15, said he did not believe hazing had been going on for three years or more, as Hogan said.
He also said he was shocked by the assault allegation.
If the family wanted them charged as adults, "we would have taken that into consideration," he said. The third is out of state and will be processed Monday, Hogan said.
Conestoga, in Berwyn, is routinely ranked among the top public schools in the state for academics.
"That's over 400 pounds of senior holding down this freshman," said Thomas P.
The district said in a letter Friday night that he had been suspended.Kaneland is a North Central Accreditated high school in the growing western portion of Kane County.Click the button below to copy the i Cal URL for the associated calendar.Zachariah, who graduated and is now a freshman at Pennsylvania State University, was good friends with last year's leaders of the football team."They would not have allowed this to happen as captains," he said.