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  • Violent Hazing In High School Sports

    WBUR - 09/11/2013

    Hazing is nothing new, but two recent local hazing incidents raise some interesting questions.

    In one incident, 3 Somerville high school students are charged in the brutal sexual assault of a High School freshman during a summer camp for the junior varsity soccer team.

    In the other, police are investigating a hazing incident in Chelmsford, N.H. involving the High School football team during a summer camp in New Hampshire.

    What leads to hazing among sports teams? Has it become more violent or more sexualized? What can be done to stop it?


    Dan Lebowitz, executive director of the Center for Sport in Society at Northeastern University.