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Letter to the editor from a concerned parent

Moderator: The following is an excerpt from a letter written by a concerned parent

objecting to the Owen Valley High School/JHS hazing allegations. No charges have

been placed at this time. In the rest of the letter the writer makes a compelling argument that charges are deserving–HN

This is not the first time Owen Valley High School and/or Jr. High has had these problems.  My son went through the same thing 5 years ago. The school promised it wouldn’t happen again.  We filed a lawsuit to stop it from happening again. Less than 5 months after settling out of court (4 1/2 years later) it has happened again. The school system will brush this under the rug. It will happen over and over again until someone prosecutes these coaches, school 0fficials, and the students behind the hazing.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of 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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