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“Touchy” Subject–Pierz School District hazing case upsets Morrison County (Minn.) Parents

That case supposedly came up for trial, but details on the Internet have either been scarce or I just cannot find them. This was the last item I found.

The school board is hiding (in the above article) behind FERPA.

Our opinion: The school board is wrong to hide the info. Two of the accused are 18 and legally adults.

“Superintendent George Weber says the Pierz boys’ basketball team
was on its way home from a game in Maple Lake when one of the
players reported that he was inappropriately touched and felt
violated.

Weber says the five students were suspended Monday through
Wednesday and will return to school today. The boys will not be
able to play in any basketball games for two weeks.”

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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