College Students Arrested On Hazing Charges

Police in New Hampshire say two college students have been arrested over a pledging ceremony where fraternity initiates were burned with a hot World War II-era bayonet.

Henniker police say 25-year-old Nicholas Weiss and 22-year-old Kevin Phelps were each charged with four misdemeanor counts of student hazing this week. Police say the two used the heated bayonet to brand at least seven other New England College students at the Sigma Alpha Beta fraternity house last fall.

The seven who were branded were charged in March over a separate ceremony that night.

Police started investigating after pledges went to the school infirmary with severe burns to their chests. One had burns to his buttocks.


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  • by Ank Location: Greenville on Apr 26, 2009 at 12:39 AM
    Funny what people will do just to fit in with a group. Infantile.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Apr 25, 2009 at 10:23 PM
    It's amazing the lengths that some people will go to be "accepted"; you'd be surprised. I have not and will not pledge to any fraternity, organization, person or thing that would cause one to question my morals, values, or dignity. I am too wise of a guy for that. If you thought otherwise, then you are stupid. :)
  • by To WISE? one Location: NC on Apr 25, 2009 at 03:33 PM
    Then you are stupid if you do
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Apr 25, 2009 at 02:36 PM
    This occurs all of the time. You're told to keep it secret!
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