February 1, 2013
Former private school student faces jail time for hazing
By James Turner, Winnipeg Sun
Prosecutors are seeking jail time for a former private school student described as one of two “ringleaders” in an assaultive hazing ritual inflicted on male students.
The offender, now 21, was the sole adult among four people charged in the controversial and much-publicized hazing case at the esteemed St. John’s-Ravenscourt School.
He previously pleaded guilty to six counts of assault with a weapon. He was 18 when the assaults took place between September and December 2009. Sexual assault-related offences and other charges were dropped.
The man, who can’t be identified to protect the identity of the victims, admitted he wielded a wooden stick to assault six younger boys ranging in age from 14 to 16.