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11 facing charges over hazing at Pittsburg State football camp

PITTSBURG, Kan. | One adult and seven juveniles are facing felony aggravated battery charges for a hazing incident last month at a football camp at Pittsburg State University.

Crawford County prosecutors on Wednesday also filed misdemeanor battery charges against three other juveniles in the June incident. County attorney Michael Gayoso told The Joplin Globe that his office filed 39 felonies and five misdemeanors overall.

All 11 suspects are members of the Seneca, Mo., high school football team. Gayoso says at least one more person could be charged by the end of the week.

He says the adult charged is 18 years old, and up to three more of the suspects could be charged as adults.

Pittsburg State University Police Chief Mike McCracken says there were 17 victims, many of whom were struck with plastic curtain rods.

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