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Schedule hazing alleged in Colorado: Rocky Mountain News

From the RMN:

The actions of six Roosevelt High School students involved in an apparent hazing incident have sparked an investigation by the district attorney’s office in Delta, where the incident happened.

Martin Foster, superintendent of the RE-5J School District, said six students were suspended last week for five days, and the suspension was still in effect Tuesday.

Foster would not elaborate on the nature of the suspension, simply saying he is looking into the incident and plans to take appropriate action.

“I’m not in a position to discuss student discipline,” he said. “That is a matter we keep confidential.”

According to 9News, parent Jenn Baucum said her son was one of five freshman boys who were held down while upperclassmen rubbed their genitals on the boys’ faces.

The Tribune spoke with several Roosevelt baseball players, coach Alan Gibson and a current manager with the team Tuesday night. However, everyone, including some parents, refused to comment.

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. In April of 2024, the Alaska Press Club awarded him first place in the Best Columnist division and Best Humorist, second place.

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--http://realalaskadaily.com and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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