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Edmonton Journal: Mounties investigate alleged hazing


Excerpt from Edmonton Journal

Four more Alberta students suspended over hazing

Edmonton JournalSeptember 4, 2009

EDMONTON — Four more students at an Alberta high school were suspended Friday, bringing the number of teens facing expulsion over an alleged hazing incident last weekend to 12.

The students will remain suspended pending an expulsion hearing, said Battle River School Division spokeswoman Diane Hutchinson.

She did not say whether the latest students confessed to officials at Central High Sedgewick Public School, or were identified by their peers.

Sedgewick is about 200 kilometres southeast of Edmonton.

The division has also passed along any information they have gathered to the RCMP, who continue to investigate.

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. 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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