Wrestlers charged with hazing

Associated Press Published:

AKRON -- Northeast Ohio authorities have charged three members of a high school wrestling team with hazing following an incident at a school last month.

The Summit County Sheriff's Office says members of the Coventry High School wrestling team hazed and assaulted other team members Feb. 6.

The sheriff's office said Thursday that a 16-year-old boy faces charges of hazing, assault and abduction and a 17-year-old boy faces charges of hazing and assault.

Authorities say an 18-year-old man was charged with one count of hazing.

The sheriff said the juveniles were booked into the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center.

The adult received a summons for Barberton Municipal Court.

The district says the wrestling coach was suspended and his one-year contract is now over.

Coventry says hazing is not tolerated.

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