Amid release of hazing scandal details, La Vernia attempts to heal

Lauren Caruba:

What came next — the 16-year-old being pinned facedown on a bed and sexually assaulted with the threaded end of a carbon dioxide tank — put a haunting image to a host of allegations of sexual assault and hazing that have emerged at La Vernia High School over the past few days.

Since Thursday, nine high school students, seven of them still minors, have been charged with sexual assault in relation to alleged hazing within the school’s football, basketball and baseball teams, police say.