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Age 10 hazing–near death claimed

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Police in Fond du Lac are investigating what might been a hazing ritual in which a group of boys got a 10-year-old drunk and threw him in the snow where he almost froze to death.The boy’s mother said she got worried when he never came home from a roller rink on March 3.

As it turned out, the group went to the home of a 13-year-old boy whose mother was not home. That’s where the 10-year-old boy apparently drank a mix of alcohol and Kool-Aid. And it’s where his mother found him soaking wet and covered in vomit.

He went to a hospital, where he had a temperature of just 94 and was close to dying from hypothermia.His blood alcohol level was 0.181, more than twice the legal limit in drunken driving cases.  Hudson Star Observer – Hudson,WI,USA

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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