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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

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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