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Blackfoot High School drops sexual assault charges against basketball players; coach returned to job

Here is the end of the odd but hardly unusual case where a prosecutor ends up dropping all charges after a community and nation are led to believe a serious incident occurred. The mishandling of the Carmel (IN) basketball case has been a public relations disaster for the community of Carmel.

Story link to Blackfoot High 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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