Remember the cheerleader hazing case from last fall where girls on the JV squad were rounded up by the older girls, driven to one girl’s home and then thrown into a swimming pool while blindfolded and their hands bound. Yeah, the parents of some of the victims were not so happy. If we’re not mistaken, six or seven members of the varsity squad were suspended from school and then arrested on hazing charges. For two of them, the legal system is going to give them a slap on the wrist, allowing them to go on with their lives without a criminal record. Does that sound like a good compromise? Here’s more from The Katy Times:
Two Morton Ranch High School varsity cheerleaders charged for allegedly hazing junior varsity cheerleaders last summer were placed on one-year probation Friday. Harris County Court at Law No. 2 Judge Larry Standley approved a pretrial intervention agreement with the attorneys of Hayley Davis, 17, and Adelynn Garner, 18. According to the district attorney’s office, the agreement “could spare the former Morton Ranch High School cheerleaders from future criminal action on charges of hazing their junior colleagues.” As part of the agreement, the girls must complete at least 60 hours of community service, write a public letter of apology, obey all laws and voluntarily testify at any trials relating to the case. In exchange, prosecutors will dismiss their criminal case in December 2009.