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Texas band members charged after alcohol incident

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/13-students-charged-in-Texas-State-drumline-hazing-4838034.php

 

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13 members of the Texas State University marching band have been charged with misdemeanor hazing after what campus police describe as an initiation involving alcohol.

The university’s student affairs vice president, Joanne Smith, says the 13 also have been suspended from the band.

The case stems from an incident the night of Aug. 31, when campus police encountered a vehicle parked on campus with several students inside. Smith says further investigation determined that upper class band members had directed drumline freshmen to a nearby apartment where they were blindfolded and served alcohol.

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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