Three Norwich University students are facing criminal charges

Three Norwich University students are facing criminal charges and others are being ticketed for hazing after an investigation into allegations of branding and waterboarding involving the women’s rugby team at the private military college. One 22-year-old female student is charged with simple assault and another is charged with reckless endangerment in the March 20 incident. Another student, 21, is charged with both simple assault and reckless endangerment. They and three other students are being ticketed for hazing, a civil infraction. Five of the students are members of the women’s rugby team and one is on the women’s lacrosse team. The civil infraction is handled by the Judicial Bureau and carries a fine of $1,000 to $5,000. Norwich Universtity said in a statement that it has “zero-tolerance regarding hazing misconduct from our students” and will take appropriate disciplinary action now that its investigations are completed.

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