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WGRZ says Wilson players found Not Guilty

A Wilson town judge has found two high school baseball players not guilty on all charges against them including hazing, according to a source close involved with the case.

The two student athletes were charged with endangering the welfare of a child, foreable touching and hazing.

The charges were connected to a New York State Police investigation into an alleged hazing incident in the back of the team bus in April of 2008.

On Monday, all charges against two Wilson High School baseball coaches were dropped. The New York State police are also conducting an internal investigation into their handling of the case. (see related story)

Two On Your Side is speaking with the people involved in the case. We will update this story and have more information on Channel Two News First at Five.

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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