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

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-- and in his weekly column "Far from Randolph" in the Winchester Star-Gazette of Randolph County, Indiana.

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