Leechburg Area to hire new basketball coach in wake of hazing allegations

by Webmaster6/14/2016

The Leechburg Area school board will hire a new coach of the high school varsity boy’s basketball team tonight after hazing allegations surfaced earlier this year.

District officials said board members will meet at 7 p.m. for a special meeting. 

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Pa. House passes bill to expand anti-hazing law to high schools

by Webmaster5/18/2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – Legislation that would expand the state’s anti-hazing law to include public and private high schools is headed to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk for final approval.

House Bill 1574 was passed Tuesday by the state House of Representatives.

The measure by state Rep. Ron Marsico (R-Dauphin) makes it a third-degree misdemeanor when a student is forced to take part in abusive or humiliating conduct for initiation into a team or group.

Schools would be required to post anti-hazing policies online and provide copies to all athletic coaches. More...

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