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9 LSU frat bros arrested on hazing-related charges
"BATON ROUGE, La. — Louisiana State University announced the arrests Thursday of nine fraternity members for hazing-related crimes that included ordering pledges to lie in piles of broken glass, kicking pledges with steel-toed boots and urinating on them.
The men arrested, ranging from ages 19 to 23, were members of Delta Kappa Epsilon. The university said their charges range from misdemeanor hazing to felony second-degree battery and false imprisonment, as the university toughens its approach to such incidents after the death of a pledge in a fraternity drinking ritual more than a year ago."
AP, February 14, 2019
Hot sauce in eyes, body slamming alleged during hazing at Iowa frat
"IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG) -- Recently released documents from the University of Iowa detail alleged hazing and alcohol abuse that led to a campus ban of the Beta-Rho Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity.
According to a letter, sent to Paul Arnal, president of the chapter, university officials accused the fraternity of seven school code violations during six instances that took place in the fall of 2018.
The instances were detailed as follows:
-Placed the 2018 pledge class in a room and told them they needed to finish all the alcohol in the room, including bottles of hard liquor, cases of beer, and bottles of wine, in a small allotted amount of time. The majority of the 2018 pledge class consists of underage students.
-The 2018 pledge class was told to carry a book about the fraternity and not put it down. Alcohol was involved in this incident and members who did not comply with the requirements were put through a ritual known as "the gauntlet," which included physical assault with the use of body-slamming and forcing members to fight through a wall of fraternity brothers."
ABC News (Iowa), December 15, 2018
Football players face life in prison for high school locker-room attack
"DAMASCUS, Md. — Four Maryland 15-year-olds are out on bail but face life in prison after being charged as adults with first-degree rape in a locker room attack.
WTOP-FM reports Jean Claude Abedi, Kristian Jamal Lee, Will Smith and Caleb Thorpe were released on Monday. A fifth teen is facing lesser second-degree rape charges as a juvenile.
Prosecutors say the Damascus High School students assaulted four 14-year-olds before junior varsity football practice one day in October.
They say the teens restrained the victims, pulled down their pants and raped or attempted to rape them with a broom stick.
AP, November 27, 2018
High school football program suspended after allegations of hazing, sexual assault
"ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Anchorage School District has canceled a high school football team's activities for a week following allegations of hazing and sexual misconduct.
Superintendent Deena Bishop sent an email to Dimond High School parents and staff Wednesday, saying the football program was suspended, including its practices and games.
Bishop says she learned of the allegations involving members of the team Monday. The school immediately contacted the Anchorage Police Department, which has launched a criminal investigation."
AP, August 23, 2018
Ex-Penn State frat member dodges jail over pledge's death
"A Penn State University frat bro charged in the hazing death of a sophomore pledge was sentenced Tuesday to three months' house arrest — as the dead teen's dad described being forever haunted by thoughts of his son "slowly dying."
Ryan Burke scored the no-jail punishment — as well as 27 months of probation, 100 hours of community service and a $1,000 fine — after pleading guilty to four counts of hazing and five alcohol-related violations, the Centre Daily Times reported.
He was one of more than 20 members of the now-shuttered Beta Theta Pi fraternity charged in connection with the death of Tim Piazza, 19, in February 2017."
AP, July 31, 2018
Nine face charges in Florida State University fraternity death
" Nine men face charges in the death of a Florida State University fraternity pledge who died of acute alcohol poisoning.
Andrew Coffey, a 20-year-old from the Fort Lauderdale area, was found dead in November after a night of partying that led his blood alcohol level to reach .558 at one point.
Grand jury records from last month state that one fellow pledge waited before calling 911, and that members of Pi Kappa Phi "were more concerned about getting in trouble than they were about trying to save Coffey's life."
Nine people, ranging in age from 20 to 22, now face charges of "College Hazing-Cause Injury or Death," according to a Tuesday night release from police in Tallahassee."
NY Daily News, January 17, 2018
FDNY investigating possible sexual misconduct, hazing at Brooklyn's 'friendly firehouse'
" "The department's Equal Employment Opportunity Office and the bureau of investigation and trials are investigating all the allegations at the firehouse," FDNY spokesman Frank Dwyer said.
Emails and phone calls to the FDNY's officers union, the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, for comment were not immediately returned.
Last year the FDNY issued a stricter policy against firehouse hazing after a probationary smoke-eater sued the department, alleging sexual and racial harassment by fellow firefighters.
Nigro was so incensed by the allegations he took the unprecedented step of calling all 900 FDNY officers to Randalls Island so he could personally deliver the department's tougher no-hazing policy."
NY Daily News, January 4, 2018
Suspect in fatal hazing of Baruch College student sentenced to probation
" Twenty-five-year-old Ka-Wing Yuen was placed on five years' probation Monday, ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $100 fine.
He pleaded guilty Jan. 10 to conspiracy to hinder apprehension and conspiracy to haze for helping cover up the death of Chun "Michael" Deng."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, January 24, 2017
Deceased Penn State frat pledge's last text raises questions as university moves to crack down on Greek life
" No one called police for 12 hours. Piazza, 19, was suffering from a collapsed lung, ruptured spleen and traumatic brain injury. He died from his injuries two days later.
Piazza's parents, Jim and Evelyn, said that shortly before attending the party, Piazza sent a text message to his girlfriend saying, "They're going to get me f---ed up.""
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 9, 2017
Real life 'Mean Girls' account causes mass protests at California high school
" Students at Albany High School held a sit-in on Thursday against suspended students who were slated to return to class, and followed it up with a second protest Friday.
The teens were punished for making racist attacks in a digital "burn book" about fellow classmates' race and weight, according to local reports."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 1, 2017
Penn State frat brother's text message during deadly Tim Piazza hazing: 'I think we are f---ed'
"The 18 ex-frat brothers, accused of failing to call 911 for nearly 12 hours as Piazza stumbled around the frat house and endured a series of falls, face various charges including involuntary manslaughter, aggravated assault, evidence tampering, reckless endangerment and hazing."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 10, 2017
5 Wheaton College football players face felony charges in hazing incident
"Five Wheaton College football players face felony charges after being accused of a 2016 hazing incident in which a freshman teammate was restrained with duct tape, beaten and left half-naked with two torn shoulders on a baseball field.
A DuPage County judge signed arrest warrants and set $50,000 bonds against the players — James Cooksey, Kyler Kregel, Benjamin Pettway, Noah Spielman and Samuel TeBos — late Monday afternoon. Prosecutors charged the athletes with aggravated battery, mob action and unlawful restraint."
Chicago Tribune, September 19, 2017
Suspect in fatal hazing of Baruch College student sentenced to probation
" STROUDSBURG, Pa. — The first of 37 suspects charged in the fraternity hazing death of a New York City college student in Pennsylvania has been sentenced.
Twenty-five-year-old Ka-Wing Yuen was placed on five years' probation Monday, ordered to perform 100 hours of community service and pay a $100 fine.
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, January 24, 2017
POLICE ARREST 7 UALBANY STUDENTS IN HAZING INCIDENT
"At around 1 a.m. Thursday morning, police responding to a noise complaint at 468 Hamilton St. and found that four students had been blindfolded, forced to eat dirt and mud, while having rotten eggs, milk, and an unknown substance that smelled like urine poured on them.
http://www.albanystudentpress.net, November 10, 2016
Former Idaho high school football player pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting mentally disabled teammate with coat hanger
"John Howard, who now lives in Texas, was in court Tuesday on the felony charge of forcible sexual penetration by the use of a foreign object.
Howard, 18, and two of his teammates are accused in the vicious Oct. 22 attack of another student at Dietrich High School in southern Idaho.
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 8, 2016
Jury convicts former Principia football player of sodomizing schoolmates
"On Friday, the jury heard frightening stories from boys, most of whom were 15 years old at the time. They described incidents of upper classmen storming their rooms, pinning them down, and jamming a pencil into them from behind through their boxer shorts."
kplr11.com, June 17, 2016
Boy-On-Boy Sexual Hazing On The Rise
"Ten percent of high school boys report being victims of rape, forced oral sex and other sexual assault, according to a study by the Journal of Youth and Adolescence.
Experts say sexual hazing has been increasing in the past decade, and high school hazing fuels college hazing."
http://hereandnow.wbur.org, June 21, 2013
Three Philadelphia-area high school football players charged with assault during a 'No Gay Thursday' hazing ritual
"Three Philadelphia-area high school football players were charged with allegedly assaulting a freshman teammate during a twisted "No Gay Thursday" weekly hazing ritual inside the locker room."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 5, 2016
Four Oklahoma high school wrestlers charged with rape following hazing incident on bus
"Four Oklahoma high school student wrestlers have been charged with rape following a hazing incident.
The Norman North High School students were charged Monday following a police investigation of sexual assaults on two other wrestlers aged 16 and 12 on a bus."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 2, 2016
Frat member charged with murder in pledg's 2013 death breaks down in tears at arraignment
"A Baruch College frat rat charged with killing a pledge during a brutal hazing ritual bawled like a baby before his arraignment Thursday.
Kenny Kwan, 26, was consoled by one of the four other defendants, 24-year-old frat brother Charles Lai.
Chun (Michael) Deng, an 18-year-old freshman, lost his life while "trying to fit into a fraternity," Monroe County District Attorney Kim Metzger told the judge in a Pennsylvania courtroom."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 23, 2015
University of Mississippi frat members charged after allegedly beating student 'within an inch of his life'
" A group of fraternity members accused of beating another student "within an inch of his life" grinned for the cameras while booked on a slew of charges, one including felony assault.
The five University of Mississippi students were arrested Friday after Jeremy Boyle was found suffering a concussion, broken teeth, ear drum, bruised lung, ribs and groin, his grandfather said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 22, 2015
Five University of Alabama fraternity brothers accused of hazing
" Five members of University of Alabama's Phi Gamma Delta fraternity were arrested on hazing charges Wednesday, officials said.
Pledges at the frat burned their feet when they stood in buckets of ice and salt at the brothers' command, according to reports cited by AL.com.
University officials didn't reveal the nature of the hazing allegations but said campus police officers cuffed the brothers after an investigation by UA police and the Office of Student Conduct."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 30, 2015
Former Florida A&M band member sentenced in hazing death
"A former Florida A&M University band member was sentenced Friday to four years in prison for his role in the 2011 death of a drum major, an incident that cast a harsh spotlight on the culture of hazing at the public school in Tallahassee.
The Associated Press reported that Caleb Jackson, 26, had pleaded no contest to manslaughter and hazing.
Robert Champion, the drum major, from Decatur, Ga., died after members of the Marching 100 band pummeled him with fists and instruments, AP reported."
www.washingtonpost.com, September 4, 2015
5 fraternity brothers face third-degree murder charges in hazing death of Baruch College freshman
"Five fraternity brothers face third-degree murder charges in the hazing death of a Baruch College freshman, authorities said.
Police in Pennsylvania said a grand jury recommended the charges against the Pi Delta Psi fraternity members in the death of fellow student Michael Deng, 19, who died in 2013 during a hazing incident in the Poconos."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 16, 2015
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Bully-Boy & Gossip-Girl
P.O. Box 5023
Ottawa, ON K2C 3H3
Publishers of Bully-Boy & Gossip-Girl, a comic book that teaches children grades K - 6 how to help end bullying. Includes teacher lesson plan.
Bullycide Memorial Page
A Web site memorializing those who committed suicide as a result of being bullied
Bullying Information For Parents & Teachers
Bullying information from the London, Ontario (Canada) Family Court
Bullying, Depression, Bullycide: The Story of Jared Benjamin High
A Web site devoted to the story of Jared Benjamin High, a child who was bullied, and committed suicide as a result of that bullying
The Center for Children
Organization that defines bullying and suggests ways to mitigate bullying and deal with the consequences.
Kidpower Central Office
P.O. Box 1212
Santa Cruz, CA 95061
Toll free (U.S. only): (800) 467-6997/ (0) 1 (831) 426-4407
Fax: (831) 426-4480
Kid Power Central's Bullying section.
Peaceful Schools International
PO Box 660
Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
Canada B0S 1A0
Telephone: 902-532-1111 or toll free anywhere in North America 866-532-0228
Safe Schools Coalition
Public Health - Seattle & King County
10501 Meridian Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98133
Toll-free: 1-877-SAFE-SAFE (1-877-723-3723)
Educating and advocating for schools free of bullying, harrassment, and violence based on sexual orientation.
Steps To Respect Bullying Prevention Program
Committee for Children
568 First Avenue South, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104
Steps to Respect
Bullying prevention program, includes research on bullying, consequences, solutions for parents and teachers, information on peer groups and social skills for children.
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