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High schoolers who branded studentís buttocks during trip to N.J. military base sentenced to jail
NJ.com ^ | 6/28/2019 | Chris Sheldon

Posted on 06/29/2019 9:06:58 AM PDT by usafa92

The hazing antics of two New York City high school students during a school trip stop at a New Jersey motel last year that included branding a fellow student’s buttocks have landed them a two year prison sentence, officials said.

The students, whose names were not released because of their age, pleaded guilty earlier this month to two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated hazing and three counts of hazing, the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office announced Friday.

The Queens-based Francis Lewis High School students will serve their time at the New Jersey Training School in Monroe Township, prosecutors said.

“We believe this outcome strikes the right balance in cases involving juvenile criminal conduct, providing sufficient accountability for the defendants while advancing the rehabilitative purposes of the juvenile justice system,” Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina said in a release. “I would like to commend the victims and their families for their courage in coming forward and seeing this case through."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey; US: New York
KEYWORDS: barebottom; branding; burlingtoncounty; francislewis; hazing; highschool; homoerotica; iron; jail; monroetownship; newjersey; newyork; nj; nyc; queens; rotc; scottcoffina; thugculture
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Largest JROTC program in the country. Seems to be a case of HS kids getting way out of hand and a few having a little power trip. Maybe they just watched Animal House beforehand.
1 posted on 06/29/2019 9:06:58 AM PDT by usafa92
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To: usafa92

I am happy these clowns are going to prison and not the Air Force.


2 posted on 06/29/2019 9:09:00 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If we get Medicare for all, will we have to show IDs for service?)
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To: usafa92
I don't remember anybody getting branded in Animal House.

I do remember seeing plenty of black guys in college with the Omega fraternity brand. White fraternities got put on probation if they made their pledges wear an ugly hat.

3 posted on 06/29/2019 9:12:14 AM PDT by dead (Our next president is going to be sooooo boring.)
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To: usafa92

2 years? That seems excessive.


4 posted on 06/29/2019 9:13:48 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Vermont Lt

“I am happy these clowns are going to prison “

Not exactly prison.


5 posted on 06/29/2019 9:14:37 AM PDT by TexasGator (Z1z)
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To: dead

There’s a branding in “Jackass 2” And “Jarhead.”


6 posted on 06/29/2019 9:14:51 AM PDT by gundog ( Hail to the Chief, bitches!)
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To: dead

Those look like they hurt quite a bit.


7 posted on 06/29/2019 9:15:59 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: TexasGator

Those places in my state have very tall fences.

At least they are in the service.


8 posted on 06/29/2019 9:17:13 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If we get Medicare for all, will we have to show IDs for service?)
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2 years? I think we need to cut them some slack. These are high school kids, and high school kids do stupid things.

They aren’t adults.


9 posted on 06/29/2019 9:34:28 AM PDT by CondorFlight
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...
Thanks usafa92. "Getting caught and punished for a violent crime put them on the road to a lifetime of, uh, violent crime and incarceration! [sobs]"

10 posted on 06/29/2019 9:37:04 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary menagerie.)
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They should have been in a large barracks, with the leader there too. Not sure how anyone can trust a bunch of high school kids in motel rooms.


11 posted on 06/29/2019 9:39:32 AM PDT by BobL (I eat at McDonald's and shop at Walmart - I just don't tell anyone.)
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one of victims was burned on his buttocks with a hot iron

Only two years for THIS? When you use any sort of tool or implement to effect mayhem the penalty should be topped by exactly only a couple of other crimes - rape, kidnapping and murder.

12 posted on 06/29/2019 9:40:47 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: usafa92

I’d want the option of the perps being re-branded in the same manner.


13 posted on 06/29/2019 9:45:38 AM PDT by Does so (A mysterious nuclear explosion would have the fingerprints of Uranium One!)
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To: usafa92

Wonder where HS kids get the idea that “hazing” is now an acceptable practice anyway?


14 posted on 06/29/2019 9:48:54 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I'm in the cleaning business.......I launder money)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Regarding hazing, I won’t do stupid crap just to gain acceptance into a group.....


15 posted on 06/29/2019 9:50:19 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (I'm in the cleaning business.......I launder money)
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To: usafa92

Could you put a red-hot iron to somebody’s skin? This act requires a very high level of Cruelty. I believe the sentence is appropriate for the crime.


16 posted on 06/29/2019 9:54:35 AM PDT by MNDude
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I agree wholeheartedly. Wantonly disfiguring another person's body is a serious crime, that ought to have serious consequences. Even as a callow youth I (and my peers) knew that this was a boundary that could never be crossed.
17 posted on 06/29/2019 9:58:47 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham ("God is a spirit, and man His means of walking on the earth.")
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To: usafa92

If it’s juvie, it’s not prison.


18 posted on 06/29/2019 10:09:08 AM PDT by bgill
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Branding the buttocks

Big laugh then but it’s a fail.

Enjoy your time with Bubba


19 posted on 06/29/2019 10:15:17 AM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: CondorFlight

“I think we need to cut them some slack. These are high school kids,”

But what they did to another person’s body is extreme. Assault? Battery? Maybe they’re kids, but they know better and acted more like animals than humans. Going to pretend prison for two years isn’t enough, IMO.


20 posted on 06/29/2019 10:15:45 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Worry ends where faith begins.)
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