7 Andover Students Face Punishment Hearings For Role In Sexual Hazing Incident

By Karen Anderson, WBZ-TV

ANDOVER (CBS) – The lawyer for the Andover High School basketball captain facing expulsion over an alleged sexual hazing incident over the summer says his client is cooperating with the school and is very upset by all that has happened.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports.

Andover High School is planning to expel two of the students and suspend at least five others.

Arthur Broadhurst, the captain’s lawyer, said there is a process for the punishment though, starting with a suspension hearing Friday before the principal.

WBZ-TV’s Beth Germano reports.

“There seems to be a rush to judgment saying they have been expelled and suspended and that’s not true. But, there are hearings scheduled and my client will participate and cooperate,” said Broadhurst.

“Obviously he is upset, his family is upset. I think the community is upset. He is going to cooperate and move through the process as it happens,” Broadhurst continued.

Regarding the victims involved, Broadhurst said what happened over the summer is “terrible.”

“I’m sure they’re distraught and their families are distraught and I know my client’s family and he himself is upset by what’s gone on and for the victims,” said Broadhurst. “And we’re going to go through the process cooperate the best we can and hopefully at the end of the day all of the people involved can move on and learn from this.”

Broadhurst hopes the punishment process will be fair.

“They are high school kids. There is no excuse if what happened here happened. But let’s not forget, they should have a chance down the road to rehabilitate themselves and move on,” said Broadhurst.

  • Rosetta

    And the spoiled little snot from Andover that is one of the alleged ringleaders has started a secret facebook page to unite his partners in crime. Read coverage from the Lawrence Eagle Tribune. Having lived in Andover I am surprised they didn’t brush this under the rug. The folks there think they are better than everyone and that’s why their kids are so obnoxious and feel they are above the law.

  • Hazing Builds Character

    Being bullied and hazed is part of growing up. It is character building and in most cases harmless — maybe a little embarrassing — but harmless all the same.

    The movie “Waiting” could be construed as sexual hazing — stretching your scrotum out in odd shapes and making people look. Does anyone get hurt, nope. Just embarrassed.

    Now, since I’m not familiar with the circumstances of this case of hazing, I can’t say that no one got hurt.

  • http://www.nmfaf.org Cory Tohen

    How do I put up my Blogspot blog on Google Search?

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