Pennsylvania to require anti-hazing policies in schools

    Legislation requiring high schools and middle schools to write and enforce anti-hazing policies has passed the Pennsylvania Legislature and on its way to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.

    The bill passed the House Tuesday, 180-15, a week after it passed the Senate unanimously. Wolf’s office said he’ll sign it.

    It applies to any public or private school that includes any grade seven through 12.

    Each school would be required to post a copy of the anti-hazing policy online and provide a copy to all athletic coaches involved in organizations there.

    Penalties could include fines, withholding diplomas or transcripts, probation, suspension, dismissal or expulsion. An organization that authorizes hazing could lose access to school property or the ability to operate under the school’s sanction.

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