Upper St. Clair High School hazing charges dismissed

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A judge Monday dismissed charges against three Upper St. Clair High School students accused of hazing.

Upper St. Clair police filed the charges Aug. 9 with District Judge Robert Wyda, who died Aug. 5. Senior Judge Eugene Zielmanski dismissed the charges for all three boys Monday.

In July, parents said they heard that about 40 of the estimated 180 boys entering their freshman year in August had been hazed in connection with various sports teams, such as the football, lacrosse and soccer squads.

About half of those hazed filed complaints with the township police department, which obtained a video of an upperclassman took during one of the hazing incidents.

Township police Chief Douglas Burkholder and superintendent Patrick O'Toole could not be immediately reached for comment.

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Molly Born: mborn@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1944. Twitter: @borntolede.


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