This will probably be my last post about the Mepham hazing.
When I first started covering the story, I did not only because it was of local interest to me, but also because I felt it was a story that needed to be told.
As time went on, the story grew legs and it was suddenly everywhere, even on 20/20.
Several people emailed today to tell me that Drudge had a little blurb on it as well. Once something hits Drudge, it's no longer a story without coverage. So unless I get any more inside information from my sources inside Mepham, I probably won't be covering this as extensively as I have the past two months.
I'm glad that so many people seemed interested in a very local story; hazing - especially hazing that involves such criminal acts - is something that needs to be addressed in every school, at every level. But the underlying stories are even more important - how failure to make children own up to their actions and how a community can become so torn apart because of misplaces priorities. The whole saga is pretty much a case study in what is wrong with most of the current generation of parents and the future leaders that they are raising.
You can read all of the Mepham stories I wrote here.