Hazing News

WIVB: Last Wilson puzzle piece

Teen who took plea deal
learns fate

Updated: Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009, 6:42 AM EDT
Published : Tuesday, 18 Aug 2009, 6:39 AM EDT

* Posted by: Emily Lenihan

WILSON, N.Y. (WIVB) – A former Wilson High School baseball player who took a plea deal in an alleged hazing case, is expected to learn his fate Tuesday.

The 19 year old pleaded guilty last May to child endangerment.

He’s set to be sentenced in Wilson Town Court Tuesday.

Two 17 year olds were acquitted of charges last month.

Charges against coaches William Atlas and Thomas Baia were dropped in July as well.

The three varsity players were accused of hazing two JV players on a bus last year.

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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