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11 Garfield High Schools Students Banned from School Temporarily for Hazing

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SEATTLE, WA - Several Seattle-area high school students accused of being a part of an off-campus hazing incident aren't allowed back on campus until further notice.

Eleven Garfield High School students accused of participating in the hazing have been banned from the Garfield High School campus until Seattle school officials decide whether discipline is warranted.

Seattle Public Schools spokeswoman Teresa Wippel says eight of the 11 have also been identified by Seattle police as suspects in the case.   

The students were told Friday not to return to class on Monday. Wippel says such emergency expulsions generally don't last more than two weeks.

On September 27th,  Principal Ted Howard said he and a school resource police officer broke up a gathering of about 100 students at a park. Howard says some students were being paddled, were wearing diapers, had eggs thrown at them and had shoe polish all over their bodies.   

Last week, a police spokeswoman said that a police report would not be released about the hazing because in the past, upperclassmen have intimidated other students into not cooperating when reports have been publicized.
    

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