Groton, N.Y. — The Groton school district is meeting Monday night to discuss a “senior leadership issue,” according to Tompkins-Seneca-Tioga-BOCES Superintendent Jeffrey Matteson.

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The Ithaca Journal is reporting that James Abrams, Groton’s superintendent, is resigning.

While not confirming Abrams’ resignation, Matteson said that that the board “will take action with a senior leadership issue” tonight.

Matteson acknowledged that the district has been embroiled in controversy since a report emerged of hazing among members of the school’s football team.

“You want things to go smoothly in your district, and nobody wants any controversy,” Matteson said.

Sophia Darling, the board president, has not returned calls from The Voice.

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