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Alleged Andover hazing leader puts up Facebook page

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Small excerpt from Eagle-Tribune:

The student, who was expelled by school officials Wednesday, referred to the school investigation as “bull (expletive)” and urged fellow players to attend a meeting in the “Dunn gym right after school.”

“… You better be there,” the expelled student wrote Wednesday. Five of the 17 members of the Facebook group “liked” his comment.

The meeting invitation came the same day school officials announced punishments would be doled out to Andover High basketball players involved in pressuring two underclassmen to play a game of “wet biscuit,” where the loser was forced to eat a semen-soaked cookie. The incident happened in July at a summer basketball camp on the Stonehill College campus in Easton, Mass. Nine members of the Andover High team were in attendance.

School officials have refused to detail what punishments were handed out. The Eagle-Tribune reported Wednesday at least five students were kicked off the basketball team and given school suspensions of varying amounts of time. The two ringleaders were expelled. Students facing expulsion or suspension are entitled to a hearing before their punishment takes effect. Calls to the expelled teens and their parents went unreturned.

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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