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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

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. 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. He is married to Malgorzata Wroblewska Nuwer of Warsaw, Poland and Fairbanks, Alaska. Nuwer, former columnist for the Greenville (Ohio)Early Bird, finished a stint as managing editor of the Celina Daily Standard to accept a new position as 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--

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