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Lancaster High School (PA) update


LANCASTER – The Lancaster City Prosecutor’s Office is continuing its investigation into an alleged assault on a Millersport High School baseball player by an older student, officials said Thursday.

Terre Vandervoort, the city’s law director and prosecutor, said the case is part of an active investigation. She declined to discuss the specifics of her office’s inquiry into the assault case.

The mother of the injured student filed a police report with the Millersport Police Department on March 7. The report detailed an alleged hazing incident that occurred after a March 6 baseball practice and involved members of the baseball team. Millersport High School Principal Roger Montgomery said 10 to 12 baseball players were subjected to open-smacks on the back and were the targets of a thrown volleyball during the incident.
Only one student – a former baseball player – is under investigation by the prosecutor’s office.

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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