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All Kids At Risk For Hazing, High School Sports Expert Says

An initiation ritual scene in a play called ''Frat'' in Chicago in 2009 depicts a dangerous college hazing incident. An alleged hazing incident in Georgia is now under scrutiny.
An initiation ritual scene in a play called ''Frat'' in Chicago in 2009 depicts a dangerous college hazing incident. An alleged hazing incident in Georgia is now under scrutiny.
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No criminal charges will be filed against six members of a Gwinnett County high school baseball team after accusations of physical and sexual abuse.

Members of the Parkview High School team in Lilburn were accused in the alleged hazing incident in June while the team was on a trip to South Carolina.

Other media outlets have reported at least four players were abused, but, so far, only one person has come forward.

According to a national study on student hazing in high school, nearly half of those in the study reported experiencing some form of hazing before ever reaching college.

The director of sports for the National Federation of State High School Associations, Elliot Hopkins, believes faculty members should do more to discourage hazing. He joined hosts Rose Scott and Denis O’Hayer on “Closer Look” to discuss the problem and possible solutions.

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