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Heated Bayonet — New England College

Asssociated Presss has reported that Nicholas Weiss and Kevin Plelps of Sigma Alpha Beta were arrested on misdeameanor hazing charges after police charged they branded seven pledges with a bayonet.

The seven suffered burns, according to police.

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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