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Hello. Wake Up. Don’t call this an isolated incident. Utah sports camp

      Salt Lake County sheriff’s detectives were investigating Thursday a sexual assault at a high school football camp involving players.
The incident, according to investigators, appears to be more than just a hazing.
The assault happened early on the morning of July 11 at Camp Williams, where at least two high schools, both from Utah County, were participating in a football camp, Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Jaroscak said.

He said the investigation was still in its early stages Thursday, but it appeared that some “hard hitting” happened at the camp during practice and some players took exception to it.
Early the next morning, a 15-year-old sophomore from Lehi High School was assaulted by “multiple” people, Jaroscak said.
“This may have been in retaliation,” he said. “A foreign object was used in the sexual assault.”
Detectives described the victim as being “severely traumatized” by the incident.

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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