NORTH RIDGEVILLE â€” Two adults and three teens were charged after paddling a 16-year-old North Ridgeville girl as part of a hazing incident that would allow the girl to hang out at an apartment.
The girl was seen â€œwaddlingâ€ down the hallway at North Ridgeville High School on May 7, so school officials pulled her aside to find out what was going on, according to North Ridgeville police Lt. Mike Freeman.
Eventually, the girl told police she had been paddled the day before with a wooden paddle at an apartment just to have the ability to be there.
Due to the girlâ€™s age and the severity of her injuries, the following people were charged:
â€” Michael D. Ford, 19, 6000 block of Jaycox Road, charged with hazing, assault and possession of drug paraphernalia.
â€” William P. Coventry II, 21, 36000 block of Westwood Drive, charged with hazing and assault.
â€” A 15-year-old boy, of the 6000 block of Albert Ave., and a 16-year-old girl, of the 9000 block of Root Road, both were charged with hazing and assault.
â€” A 17-year-old girl, of the 6700 block of Nicole Drive, was charged with obstructing official business.
Freeman said the house was a â€œflop houseâ€ of sorts …