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Elyse Purefoy tragedy: Allegations made by parent that Arabia Mountain High School HS dancer death occurred in hazing culture

All: Here is the investigative report

This tragedy has not been confirmed nor denied as tied to hazing.

Sincere condolences to the family and friends and teammates of Elyse Purefoy, 17.


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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