Teen Hazing Incident – By Wowt.com

September 13, 2006 at 11:54 pm 7 comments


A group of metro high school students has been caught in a hazing incident that involved alcohol, thanks to pictures and comments found on the popular website, MySpace.com.

The incident happened toward the beginning of the school year on Aug. 26. A senior at DC West High School invited several students to a senior-freshmen sleepover.


Linda Bogatz’s 15-year-old niece lives with her, and was one of the freshmen who were invited. Bogatz said all seemed fine until she got a call from another parent three days later.

“(The parent) said, ‘Are you aware of all the things that went on at this senior-freshmen sleepover?’ And I said, ‘Well yeah, this is what they did,’ and she said, ‘No, there’s more to it,'” Bogatz said.

The “more to it” was a hazing incident that included plenty of vodka, beer and Smirnoff Ice at Elkhorn Crossing Park near 252nd and Bennington Road.

Pictures and comments about the party turned up on MySpace.com the next day.

“She did so many shots of vodka that she started vomiting within 10 minutes, and then passed out five minutes later face-down in her own vomit,” Bogatz said as she pointed to one of the girls in the pictures.

Wednesday, students at DC West got their fill of discussions about the use and dangers of alcohol. The school also held a discussion for parents later in the evening.

“We’re trying to address those concerns and be pro-active as a community,” said Principal Joann Stevens, “not only as a school system, but working with the parents and community members to try to address those concerns.”

The students who were caught drinking each received a 14-day suspension from school activities like sports and clubs. That is part of the school’s activity code, and it applies even if the drinking did not occur on school grounds or at a school-sanctioned event.


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7 Comments Add your own

  • 1. betote  |  September 14, 2006 at 5:50 pm

    Never do anything that you don’t want to be publicly known 😉

  • 2. Daijinryuu  |  September 14, 2006 at 7:12 pm

    If only life were so easy, for so many know not of how to transcend peer pressure.

  • 3. Samantha  |  September 14, 2006 at 11:27 pm

    Life is never easy, especially when you are at that age. Lots of peer pressures, either to confirm or to revolt, or just try out something new, adventurous or dangerous make most teens do such things.

    I, myself, have on various occasions tried a lot of these so-called interesting dares and looking back, most of them appear foolish, stupid or whatever.

    But most of the wild things that I tried, like riding a motorbike blindfolded, downing ten shots of tequila (or less or more depending on your capacity and guts), I decided to try ONLY ONCE, and i have stuck to my decision.

    I did enjoy some of the things, felt a rush of adrenaline and endorphins coursing through my veins, but have strongly refrained from attempting again.

    Some of the things I never even thought of attempting again,because I felt really miserable afterwards, and THAT was the biggest motivation for me not to try it again.

    I have always been a responsible kid, because that is wht my parents taught me to be. I was allowed to do whatever I wanted, so long as it wasn’t outright illegal or harmful to myself or someone else.

  • 4. Test  |  September 17, 2006 at 4:15 am

  • 5. Banker Site  |  September 22, 2006 at 8:22 am

    good job

    Think you are on track with this post

  • 6. Hey  |  May 15, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    Yahhhhh, this was A ROCKIN PARTY!!!!!!!


  • 7. only loans  |  September 2, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    hey !!
    its very interesting point of view.
    Good post.
    realy gj

    thank you 😉


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