I was shocked when I heard about this. Five school officials at Cherokee High School, in Cherokee, NC, hazed a disabled man by making him eat hot sauce. The disabled man helps out at school sporting events. He was forced to eat the hot sauce because he attended a sporting event that did not involve the school.
Even more shocking, is that the school officials that were involved in this incident included the school principal and vice-principal. Also involved were basketball coaches. They were all suspended. No charges were filed against these men, because the police say it wasn’t a crime.
Really? It should be a crime. I’ve heard of hazing going on at colleges. I don’t like them. I think they should be illegal in all states. It is abhorrent to me that five high school officials would do this. I don’t know what kind of disability the victim has, physical or mental. Even if the man had no disability, I would be shocked at this hazing incident.
I hope that all five men are fired. They have no business working with children. I would fear for any child of mine in a school with staff capable of doing what they did.