Hazing News

Allegation: Alleged Johnson County, Indiana

Update bulletin: Police today have said that hazing was not involved. I don’t have any other details as of this morning (Aug. 8).

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Police investigate alleged Center Grove hazing incident

Aug 7, 2006 03:02 PM

Horseplay…gone too far.

Johnson County – Police in Johnson County are investigating an alleged assault by students at Center Grove High School.Eyewitness News partners at The Indianapolis Star report a 15-year-old freshman football player told police several of his teammates ganged up on him during football practice. The student said the boys kicked and punched him in the locker room and one teen even tried to sodomize him with a metal rod when his screams alerted coaches. School officials say they’re taking the allegations seriously and are investigating. We’ll have more on this story tonight on Eyewitness News at 5:00. An update will be added to this story later.

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. 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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