Hinton School District Makes Changes After Hazing Incident With Wrestlers

(IPR photo by Sheila Brummer)

Hinton, Iowa — A northwest Iowa school district is working to change extracurricular policies after a hazing controversy involving the wrestling team that parents say targeted seven freshmen.

Police investigated after a video on social media showed a wrestler from Hinton High School being held down and tasered during the state duals tournament in Coralville in early February. During Monday night’s school board meeting Superintendent Ken Slater says the district met with parents to come up with suggestions to improve the district’s handbook.

Slater says the new changes will likely be finalized this summer. Holly Keegan (key-gan) is one of the parents who met with administrators and told the board she wants to make sure a wrong is made right.

The high school principal and athletic director both said earlier this month they are stepping down at the end of the school year. And the school board accepted the resignation of head wrestling coach Casey Crawford last night. Crawford will stay on as a math teacher.



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