Pitt State police seek charges in hazing incident

PITTSBURG, Kan. | Pittsburg State University police are recommending charges against 15 people in an alleged hazing incident involving students from a southwest Missouri high school.

The incident occurred last month during a football camp on the university campus and involved members of the Seneca, Mo., High School team. There were 17 alleged victims and 15 students suspected of hazing them.

The university announced Monday the campus police investigation has been sent to the Crawford County prosecutor, who will decide whether to file charges. The Joplin Globe reports that campus police recommended charges ranging from felony aggravated battery to misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor hazing.

The university says the most serious infractions involved students hitting other students with plastic curtain rods from window blinds.