HENNIKER, N.H. â€” Seven New England College students have been arrested on hazing charges linked to an incident last fall.
Henniker Police Chief Timothy Russell says the seven were pledges initiated into a fraternity. He said they were paddled by other fraternity members, who also threw food and cold water on them.
Russell anticipates charging others, including fraternity members who performed the hazing, and possibly older alumni who were there.
He said police learned of the hazing when investigating another, more serious incident, in which new fraternity members suffered serious chest burns while being branded. No arrests have been made in that incident, and police still are investigating.