Hazing News

Victim brings ammo clip to Louisiana school: Shreveport Times report

HOMER — A reported hazing incident involving members of the Homer High School football team took a turn this week that led to the suspension of five students.

Claiborne schools Superintendent Wayne King would not comment other than to say, “A situation at Homer High School did happen, and we’re going to try to deal with that situation. We have taken some action already.” He declined to elaborate.

Suspension letters that went out to the students’ parents indicate four football players are accused of holding a freshman football player down in the field house and stripping him naked while a photograph was taken with a cell phone.

The student returned to the school with an ammunition clip. No gun was involved. The freshman also has been suspended. His mother declined comment, saying she is satisfied with the action the school has taken.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based 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 new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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