Drill Team Suspended Over Hazing

Mar 27, 2013

An Albuquerque high school has temporarily disbanded its drill team because of alleged hazing and offensive behavior toward other schools.

Two members of Manzano High School's drill team created a list of pranks for other students to do and also left offensive messages at two Catholic high schools.

The school district says those students face long-term suspensions while other students will serve five days of in-school suspension and do community service.

The Albuquerque Journal reports that the drill team will be re-formed next school year. Current team members will be allowed to try out after serving their suspensions.

School District Superintendent Winston Brooks says he supports Manzano administrators' decision to disband the team.

Brooks says hazing constitutes bullying and won't be tolerated.

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