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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

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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