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High School Hazing Summary for 2010

My research: There have been 31
verifiable, serious high school events in 2010 involving athletic hazing. 8 of the 30 involved beatings or physical violence. 14 involved sexual
hazing. Two involved nudity or states of undress (one of the two causing
frostbite to the victim). There were 6 incidents in which high school
officials refused to disclose det…ails about the hazings. In addition
there were four serious incidents involving the hazing of younger new students
by older students and one case of band hazing. The list does not include so-called silly or non-serious hazing incidents
involving minor events such as requiring high school newcomers to wear silly

In addition, there were at least 7 cases of sexual hazings in criminal and/or civil
courts in 2010 involving cases occurring between 2007 and 2009.

By Hank Nuwer

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

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 current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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