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(KSL TV) Six Layton high school students are in serious trouble after a series of incidents involving hazing.
But some say the students were just taking part in a school tradition and should be left alone.
The incidents involved juniors paddling sophomores on the buttocks. There may have been as many as 20 paddling victims involved and more than a dozen perpetrators.
The Davis School District is taking the matter very seriously, suspending six students and referring them for criminal charges.
The District's Chris Williams says, "It basically involves an assault, hazing, and we're not going to stand for that kind of behavior."
Parents of some of the boys say they do not want charges filed -- and most of the victims will not talk about the incidents.
Students at the school say the sophomores voluntarily went to be paddled to earn the right to be the paddlers next year.