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August 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

7 students disciplined for Juneau hazing

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Seven high school seniors in Juneau will be disciplined for hazing incoming freshman last May.

Superintendent Mark Miller at a press conference Wednesday announced results of a school district investigation.

The Juneau Empire reports the upperclassmen used a paddle to beat six freshmen.

Miller says the school district will not release names of the seniors or their punishments. He says the school district has a legal obligation to keep student names and discipline consequences confidential.

Miller says punishments fall under consequences for bullying and can include a penalty as severe as expulsion.

Students from all three Juneau high schools were involved in the incident. Four of the seniors are on sports teams.

Juneau police ended an investigation into the paddling incident when victims would not testify.

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