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4 NJ high school students arrested over wrestling team hazing

December 13, 2018 - 7:23 pm

ELMER, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities in New Jersey say four high school students have been arrested in connection with a hazing incident involving the school wrestling team.

The Salem County Prosecutor's Office says four juveniles have been charged with aggravated assault, conspiracy to commit aggravated assault, criminal restraint, hazing, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose, and related offenses.

Investigators say several juveniles are accused of stripping the victim in a shower area of Arthur P. Schalick High School in Elmer, restraining the victim and threatening to assault the victim with a broomstick.

Salem County Prosecutor John T. Lenahan said in a statement Thursday that in an effort to protect the victim, no other details can be released.

Pittsgrove Township School District says they're working with law enforcement and assures parents no students are currently at risk.