Hazing News

Massachusetts hazing “prank” goes too far and student punched in groin

Five students were suspended after a hazing incident, Whitman-Hanson school officials said.NewsCenter 5’s Jim Boyd reported that the victim is a freshman member of the Whitman-Hanson track team.School officials said the incident happened last Wednesday as a group of male students was getting ready for after-school athletics.

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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