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PARK HILLS, MO (KTVI) - Three Central High basketball players and the head coach in Park Hills have been suspended.

The school is not saying much about what is happening, but parents said the students may have gotten in trouble with the law in December and administrators knew about it, but tried to help them cover it up.

The Central School District said the players broke the Missouri State High School Activities Association rules 2.2.2 and 2.2.5.

Broken down simply, those rules state that a student is not eligible to play if they have legal charges pending against them and they did not report those charges to the school.

"It is an ongoing investigation situation that we are looking into so it is a fluid process that we are into right now,” said assistant superintendent Troy Bollinger.

One of the players suspended is the head coach’s son.

The coach was also suspended from the game.

Parents said they have a hard time believing that other administrators did not know too.

"This is something that the public and rumors and gossip tend to go much further and in different directions than what may actually be transpiring," Bollinger said. "I would say there is a lot of misinformation out there some of it may be accurate some may not."

The head coach is also the principal of Central Middle School.

"I wouldn`t pretend in the slightest this has been a simple or an easy situation it is a difficult circumstance and sometimes unfortunately as administrators sometimes you have to do things that are not necessarily the easiest to enjoy but at the same time are the appropriate actions," said Bollinger.

The school said they have no official word if the coach has resigned.