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Yuma high school physical incident under review by school and enforcement, according to KSWT-TV – Yuma, AZ

Yuma, AZ January 29 — Three Gila Ridge High School students could face charges after police say they attacked a fellow student.

According to Yuma Police, the three students confronted the victim on Tuesday. Investigators say two of the suspects held the boy down while the third suspect assaulted him. The suspects have not been arrested and they have not been charged. The report has been forwarded to the county attorney’s office for review.

Gila Ridge High School Principal Jaime Sheldahl says this was an apparent hazing incident and school officials consider it very serious. He says “consequences were handed out in accordance with poilicy.”

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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