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Judge rejects suspended student's motion over hazing incident

Amateur video recorded the hazing incident between Glenbrook North seniors and juniors.
Amateur video recorded the hazing incident between Glenbrook North seniors and juniors.

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CNN's Jeff Flock reports school officials in Glenview, Illinois, are moving to expel some students involved in a hazing incident.
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Glenbrook North High School Principal Michael Riggle announces the suspension of students involved in hazing.
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CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) -- A Cook County Circuit Court judge Wednesday turned down a Glenbrook North High School senior's request to block her 10-day suspension for involvement in an off-campus hazing incident captured on videotape.

Marnie Holz, 18, had sought a temporary restraining order in the case, but Cook County Circuit Court Judge Julia Nowicki rejected the request. Two other suspended students also have filed suit.

Holz claimed the suspension would damage her academic standing, bar her from attending Saturday's prom, and possibly prevent her from graduating with her class.

The judge, however, said that under the terms of the suspension Holz would be allowed to take tests and exams, just not at the school. If she passes those she would be able to graduate.

Twenty-eight girls and four boys were suspended as a result of the May 4 incident in which five junior girls were injured.

Witnesses said the game between the students never got under way. Instead, what began as light hazing quickly escalated to violence.

Two of the injured said last week that they had no idea the seniors would go back on their promise of not physically harming them during their initiation into the senior class.

A videotape shot at the scene shows several students huddled together on the ground while others hit them, kick them and threw objects at them, including large plastic buckets. Witnesses also reported urine, feces and fish entrails being thrown, and other victims said they had been forced to eat mud.

Glenbrook North High School is in Northbrook, a suburb north of Chicago.


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