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Wrestler Awaits Court Decision in Hazing Case

Wrestler Awaits Court Decision in Hazing Case

Updated - Feb. 7, 2003 at 7:39 a.m. | Posted - Feb. 7, 2003 at 7:38 a.m.



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(Salt Lake City-- KSL TV) A top-ranked Sanpete High School wrestler accused of hazing has taken his case to court.

But the jury is still out, and the boy's punishment may cause him to miss a big wrestling meet today.

Tyler Lee and another boy were suspended after admitting to hazing a younger student in the boys' locker room.

Yesterday school officials handed down a 10-day suspension from school and also suspended the boys for a month from extra-curricular activities.

But Lee is fighting that suspension in court, asking a district judge for a temporary injunction so that he can compete in today's regional tournament.

Lee claims that school officials did not follow district policy when they suspended him after the incident. But the school board's attorney, Thomas Anderson, says that participating in school athletics is a privilege and not a right.

The parents of the victim say that the punishment is fair. They are currently filing charges against the two boys.

Lee will be allowed to weigh in this morning for the meet. The judge's decision is expected to come a short time later.

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