Hazing News

Frightening Halloween Hazing


Note: This incident was reported to police weeks after it occurred. In our opinion

the board and principal seriously erred in waiting so long to report the

incident to authorities.

Citizens express concerns over alleged hazing, basketball

By Lee Farren
The East Oregonian

Concerned citizens asked the Ukiah School Board Wednesday about a hazing incident on Halloween involving teenagers who are students at the school.

Superintendent Dan Korber said that his staff had carried out an investigation and that he believes the school is a safe place for all students. Details of the incident are protected by student confidentiality, he said.

Later in the meeting, the board went into closed session to discuss the incident, after which the board directed Korber to contact the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office to provide information and make staff and students available for interviews as necessary.

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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