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Bill would require school officials report hazing incidents

Wed, 10 Apr 2013 13:04:35 CDT

Illinois teachers, coaches and school administrators would face punishment for failing to report hazing under legislation approved by an Illinois House panel today. Anyone employed by a school, college, or university who knew about hazing, but did not report it to police, would face up to a year in prison and a $2500 fine. Representative Martin Moylan, a Democrat from Des Plaines, says his proposal will make people accountable for reporting hazing.

"You know, a lot of people thought that hazing had gone by the wayside. But as we found recently, it's still going on."

Moylan is referring to a case from earlier this year in which a high school in his district fired its soccer coach for failing to report the hazing of several freshmen players.

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