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Parents of Austin band members want to drop the episode without charges

Five members of the Crockett Drum line admit they took two others band members out to a field and shot them in the back with paint balls. Officials say those five have been kicked out of the band. And now Austin police are investigating the incident as an assault. Some parents of the five who were kicked off think the punishment was too severe. Parents of the kids who were shot say they don’t want to press charges. Police hope to complete their investigation this week–590 KLBJ News Radio – Austin,TX,USA

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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