playing the part of reporter
I decided to act the part of investigative reporter and came up with a very interesting - and very disturbing - story. Sources will remain unnamed for now and forever. Sources were present at the Nassau County Courthouse yesterday, in the vicinity of people involved in the Mepham hazing hearing. Sources are not employees of Nassau County court or any court.
Two Pennsylvania residents, a husband and wife who live next door to the football camp where the abuse took place, have stepped forward to say that they heard screaming coming from the camp the night of the alleged attacks. They went to the camp to investigate and managed to gain entrance to the area where the dorms are, and where the rather distressed screaming was coming from.
After they called the police, they tried to get into the dorms to see what was going on, and they were stopped by two coaches who said they would handle whatever was going on.
Which means, if the story is true and I have no reason to believe it is not, that the coaches absolutely had knowledge of what went on that night. Heads are going to roll over this. As well they should.
Now, I'm sure most of you are pretty bored with my repeated posts on this issue, but there are some people who are very interested in this.
As I was Googling for hazing stories, I hit upon a blog I know and read; it seems Christine of Color Me Pink was the cousin of Chuck Stenzel, a young man who died as a result of hazing and who is mentioned in the footnotes of the post below. Chuck was from Long Island and I remember his story as if it happened last week, not 25 long years ago. Finding out that he was related to someone I know, even if just through reading her blog, just made me more determined to keep talking about this. It matters to some people. It matters a lot. It make not make one difference in the world that I write about this every day. Perhaps I will educate someone, perhaps I will just piss others off. I just want to make everyone - students, parents and teachers alike - think.