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Illinois high school hazing alleged

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PLANFIELD, Ill. (WLS) — Four members of a south suburban high school football team are facing misdemeanor battery charges after an alleged “hazing incident” earlier this month at Plainfield Central High School, according to the Plainfield Police Department.

Police said on October 17, the Plainfield Community Consolidated School District 202 informed them about the incident that occurred on campus. Police said all victims and suspects in the incident are juveniles.

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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