Kid Suspended, Faces Charges for Pulling Student's Pants Down

Kid Suspended, Faces Charges for Pulling Student's Pants Down

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(Clearfield-AP) -- He pulled another student's pants down, and now he's paying the price.

17-year old Jacob Bergerson is facing hazing charges for an incident October third where he tugged a classmate's shorts down at Clearfield High School. He was also suspended for three weeks.

Bergerson says it happens all the time at the school and he thought it was funny.

But Davis School District officials aren't laughing.

Officials say 'depantsing' someone is harassment, it embarrasses the victim and they're taking it seriously.

There are no district standards for these incidents. Right now, school officials say they weigh the circumstances in each case.

But students could face criminal charges and suspension.

Either way, Bergerson says he's learned his lesson.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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