Lew-Port, N.Y. students suspended in girls’ soccer team hazing


By Denise Jewell Gee
BUFFALO NEWS NIAGARA
LEWISTON, N.Y. — Ten Lewiston-Porter High School students involved in a hazing incident in which raw meat was thrown at new players on the girls varsity soccer team have been suspended following a district investigation, Superintendent R. Christopher Roser said Friday.

Administrators suspended the students after learning Wednesday of a Labor Day weekend party at a student’s home in which members of the girls varsity soccer team and other students held an “initiation” of new soccer players.

The suspended students all had some responsibility for hazing incidents that included putting eggs and flour in the hair of players and throwing raw meat at the students.

“Our message is that there is zero tolerance for any type of behaviour that would demean another student,” Roser said. “It is not what Lewiston- Porter is going to tolerate or is about.”

No students were physically harmed or threatened with physical harm during the hazing, Roser said.

The 10 students included five varsity girls soccer players, two football players and three students who are not currently on athletic teams. All were suspended from school for three to five days, Roser said. Full story.

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