Several players from the Peabody High School football team have been disciplined for offensive and inappropriate behavior inside a school locker room.

Peabody Public Schools Superintendent Josh Vadala said in a statement that the district started looking into the incident late last month, after being alerted to a disturbing video. It’s the latest locker room incident in Massachusetts schools following the high-profile alleged misconduct at Danvers High School.

Vadala said the video captured players simulating sexual activity while wearing clothes, and one player was heard using racial and homophobic slurs. School investigators met with multiple students, coaches, and parents and guardians. District officials say the behavior did not constitute bullying or hazing.

“We do not tolerate this type of behavior,” Vadala said. “Our school culture should reflect our best nature, of kindness and respect rather than inappropriateness.”

The district’s investigation found that while the football players violated school polices and athletic codes of conduct, their actions did not meet the legal definition of hazing or bullying, as first reported by The Salem News. The district has not disclosed what disciplinary measures were taken against the students.

The Peabody Police Department high school resource officer was notified, as was the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. The MIAA told GBH News that it does not usually retain records of such complaints unless it relates to a reported incident during a game.

Joe Amico, a member of the Peabody School Committee, said that it's sad the incident occurred, but the town and the students will learn from it.

“As whole community, Peabody always comes together,” Amico told GBH News. He believes the school district and the coaches handled the situation properly, he said.

“We always rally, we’ll always be transparent and we'll always try to help our kids,” Amico said. “We don't want these kids to be stained by what happened. We want them to learn from it, and we want to help them, and we want to heal as a community.”

Members of the Danvers High School boys hockey team similarly faced allegations of inappropriate and racist behavior during the 2019-2020 season. The district has since come under fire for a lack of transparency.

The Peabody school district plans to require additional training and outside speakers for all student-athletes and all coaches on preventing, recognizing and responding to hazing and bullying.

Amico said it's possible the Peabody School Committee will address the issue at its meeting Tuesday night.