Hazing News

Another sport hazing. Another school (Alabama) refuses to provide details or inform public/media if police should have been consulted

Here is the Cottonwood story

Excerpt from Dothan (Ala.) Eagle

Six Cottonwood High School seniors will likely face expulsion from school after a hazing incident that occurred on March 17.

Houston County School Superintendent Tim Pitchford said the incident occurred on a bus ride back from a baseball game. Pitchford said six seniors hazed members of the junior varsity team. Pitchford declined to comment on the specifics of the hazing incident.

He said a disciplinary committee is meeting to recommend a punishment for the students. Possible disciplinary actions range from 11 to 45 days in alternative school

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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