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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

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. 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 new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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