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Thread #59651   Message #951900
Posted By: Beccy
13-May-03 - 02:14 PM
Thread Name: BS: What should happen to the IL hazers?
Subject: BS: What should happen to the IL hazers?
I'm sure most of you have heard the news story about the girls in Illinois who hazed a bunch of junior girls by beating them, smearing human excrement, paint, vinegar, tabasco, etc... making them eat fish guts, and more sending 5 of the girls to the hospital.

What do you think should happen to the girls who performed the hazing ritual?
What about the beer keg that was present. Folks are saying that some of the girls parents provided the keg. If this is proven, what should happen to those parents?

Do you think this was criminal or all in good fun or a combination of the two?

Personally? I think that it may have started with good intentions but became a mob mentality thing and the girls who did the beatings should be held liable. I think that disallowing their participation in graduation ceremonies would certainly be appropriate on th part of the school. I think that in the more eggregious cases that expulsion might even be appropriate. I also think that some serious community service sentences and maybe 1 or 2 nights in jail might be appropriate. Juvenile records are so often expunged.

I'd like to hear what you all think. Here's a link to an article about the incident.

Hazing in Illinois