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more on mepham: not the first time

While admistrators and coahes were being subpoenas today, the news came out that Mepham High School was sued in 1995 when a freshman on the JV football team was injured in a hazing incident.

In 1995, Berger said, several older players, some varsity and some junior varsity, grabbed him in the locker room, stripped him, held him upside down, stuck his head in a urinal and flushed.

When he tried to get away, they kicked him with their cleats on and hit him with football helmets, cracking one of his teeth, he said.

Berger and his family sued the district, which settled the case for about $6,000, Berger and school officials said.Four of the players implicated in the attack split Berger's medical costs of about $4,000, Berger said.

While Berger maintains that it was a hazing incident, the school at the time defended the boys charged in the case, saying it was just a case "a dispute among the players."

And what did the district learn from that lawsuit? Apparently, nothing.

[Previous posts on this issue here, here, here and here]

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I despise lawyers, but this sort of case is why we can't afford to get rid of them.

Based on their behavior before and after these crimes were committed, it appears that the school district administration has been tacitly supporting this sort of activity for a long time. By the time the victims' lawyers get through with them, I have a feeling they're going to come to regret that support...