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No police charges after attack on younger baseball player as supposed joke

South Hills High School
Fort Worth, Texas
Alleged “swirlie” on younger teammate
March 2007

Eight baseball players were suspended for an  undisclosed locker room attack on a fellow student. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram quoted a mother who said the incident was the dunking of a younger player’s head into a toilet. The paper said the school decided it would not seek criminal charges against any of the eight.

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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