Guests: Vernal Coleman, Stuart Green, Elizabeth Allan
Seven varsity football players have been charged and arrested for their involvement in alleged hazing incidents at Sayreville War Memorial High School in New Jersey, causing the football season to be cancelled. The scandal has deeply divided the community where the football team has been a source of pride. This hour, guest host Mary Cummings-Jordan gets an update on Sayreville from New Jersey Advanced Media reporter VERNAL COLEMAN. Then STUART GREEN, director of the New Jersey Coalition for Bullying Awareness and Prevention, discusses what this case says about New Jersey’s strict anti-bullying law that passed three years ago. And finally, University of Maine hazing expert ELIZABETH ALLAN, explains why hazing happens and how to prevent it.