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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

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of 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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