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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

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

Journalist Hank Nuwer is the Alaska author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; 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 current book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer is a former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird and former managing editor of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner in Alaska.
Nuwer was named the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists columnist of the year in 2021 for his “After Darke” column in the Early Bird. He also won third place for the column in 2022 from the Indiana chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He and his wife Gosia, recently of Union City, Ind., have owned 20 acres in Alaska for many years. “The move is a sort-of coming home for us,” said Nuwer. As a journalist, he’s written about the Alaskan Iditarod sled-dog race and other Alaska topics. Read his musings in his blog at Real Alaska Daily-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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