Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Hazing - not just for fratboys anymore

Didn't I see this movie at a drive-in when I was a lad? The only thing missing is Jason Vorhees in a hockey mask. (sorry - no video)
HOUSTON -- Seven Katy cheerleaders went to court on Wednesday to face hazing charges, KPRC Local 2 reported.

Members of the Morton Ranch High School varsity cheerleaders have been accused of restraining several junior varsity cheerleaders, blindfolding them, binding their hands with duct tape and pushing them into a swimming pool at a cheerleader's home on July 25.

They were charged with misdemeanor criminal hazing.
Seriously, this is rather disturbing. Where did high school girls get the feeling this kind of behavior is acceptable? News reports said this was the first case in Harris county (Houston) under the Texas anti-hazing law. The law has been on the books since 1995. That is another issue; if the law has been avaialble for 13 years why has it not been used before? Surely there have been other incidents. I don't think authorities did anyone a favor by not using the tools they have.

Cheerleaders Go To Court On Hazing Charges - Houston News Story - KPRC Houston