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Wilson incident is much more than "hazing"

   The term "hazing" usually brings to mind some silly stunt, like a guy having to wear a skirt to school or a bunch of athletes chugging liter bottles of Coke.

   It doesn't conjure images of a serious sexual abuse, the kind of attack that authorities say occurred on the Wilson High School baseball team's bus.

   If true, this is a serious allegation that could lead to a felony trial, lawsuits, permanent criminal records and plenty of emotional scars.

   Maybe the word "hazing" is a misnomer, failing to convey the seriousness of that incident. So maybe we shouldn't use that word here. Or maybe this case shows how serious hazing can
be.

   Whatever we call it, it's a story we should have our teenage kids read, to show them the horrible implications of one stupid moment, one horribly stupid moment.

   -- Gene Warner

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