No charges in Sitka High School hazing

Posted: Sunday, October 04, 2009

SITKA - Police investigated two hazing incidents in which Sitka High School freshmen were coerced into vehicles and later tied to trees and left on Harbor Mountain.

Lt. Barry Allen says police decided to turn the matter back over to the school because the boys were not hurt and didn't want to press charges. School officials had contacted police Sept. 21, three days after the second incident.

Police say five upperclassmen were involved in the hazing, with two of them taking part in both episodes.

Sitka School Superintendent Steve Bradshaw told the Daily Sitka Sentinel he can't say much about the situation, but noted the district is focusing primarily on the hazing incident that started on school property. The other began off school grounds.

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