MO--Another private school teen charged in hazing case; SNAP responds
For immediate release: Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015
Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those abused by Priests (314 566 9790, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Another Principia student faces charges in a hazing case. Other teens at the school are accusing of sodomizing younger kids.
We are grateful that police and prosecutors are pursuing this case. Cruelty and violence, especially sexual violence, should never be tolerated, regardless of the ages of those involved.
School officials, especially at private and religious institutions, must do more to safeguard their students from bullies and other offenders.
We hope that anyone else who may have seen, suspected or suffered such hurtful crimes will find the courage to call law enforcement. Only when those who commit or conceal crimes against children are exposed and punished will youngsters be safer.
(SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, is the world’s oldest and largest support group for clergy abuse victims. SNAP was founded in 1988 and has more than 20,000 members. Despite the word “priest” in our title, we have members who were molested by religious figures of all denominations, including nuns, rabbis, bishops, and Protestant ministers. Our website is SNAPnetwork.org)
Contact - David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, email@example.com, SNAPclohessy@aol.com), Barbara Dorris (314-503-0003 cell, bdorris@SNAPnetwork.org), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747, firstname.lastname@example.org)