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Serious hazing investigation at Oregon high school stepped up to include sexual assault

Here is the story update on Grant High School. Oregon has had previous similar high-profile cases.

The question: Why did it take five days for officials to report something this serious? –Moderator.

KATU Hazing Excerpt:

Four members of the JV Boys Basketball team at Grant High School have been suspended after allegedly attacking another boy, according to police and school officials.

The incident was originally reported as an act of hazing and happened in the locker room Thursday Jan. 12. But after an investigation by security officials with Portland Public Schools, the boys were suspended from school. The incident, however, wasn’t reported to police until Tuesday Jan. 17.

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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