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High school hazing arrests shock and divide small football community in rural California

High school hazing arrests shock and divide small football community in rural California

In any other year, Friday night’s match between the Dos Palos High School football team and its foremost county rival would be celebrated as one of the biggest games of the season. 

But instead of cheering on the beloved Broncos, this small San Joaquin Valley farming community is reeling from the arrests this week of four team members who have been accused of hazing a 14-year-old teammate. 

Although few details have been released about the incident, due to the “sensitive nature of what occurred,” Dos Palos Police Chief Barry Mann said the offense occurred on campus Sept. 7. The identities of the students have been...

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