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Carmel, Ind. case in 1998 needs disclosure of how much was paid in settlement for alleged sexual hazing since it was paid with tax dollars. Carmel has a responsibility to reveal the amount to its taxpayers.

Moderator — The WISH-TV investigative story on a 1998 hazing case at Carmel High School shows that the school was not required to release its settlement payment to a swimmer who alleged that three other swimmers harassed, bullied and sexually assaulted him when he was a first-year swimmer. Clearly, taxpayers in Carmel have a right to that PAYMENT information PAID WITH CARMEL TAX DOLLARS — as a similar hazing case at Poway High School demonstrated was right and necesary to reveal so far as the amount was concerned. I hope Indianapolis stations or the Indianapolis Star newspaper can get those records.

The video follows from WISH-TV

http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/local/hamilton_county/past-carmel-suit-details-alleged-abuse

Here is a similar case in Michigan and background on that Poway High School case which was investigated by the San Diego Tribune. The Tribune  filed a FOIA request and obtained the amount.

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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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