Hazing is any action or situation which recklessly or intentionally endangers the mental health, physical health or safety of a person, or willfully destroys or removes public or private property, for the purpose of belonging to an organization. All school students, faculty, staff, and recognized organizations (such as recognized teams or clubs) are responsible for abiding by this policy, both on campus and off.
Anyone who witnesses or suspects that hazing has occurred shall immediately report what was witnessed, or the basis for the suspicion that hazing has taken place, to the Head of School or Assistant Head of School. If hazing has occurred in connection with an MPFS club or sport, then the incident shall also be reported to the person or coach responsible for the club or sport.
The Head of School shall have discretion to impose any discipline deemed appropriate against both the individual who engaged in the conduct and the MPFS team or club, of which they are a member, up to and including expulsion or dismissal, and does not preclude any criminal penalty. The Head of School shall also have discretion to impose any discipline deemed appropriate against the employee or other persons responsible for the club or sport, up to and including dismissal in a manner consistent with the school’s employment policies, and does not preclude any criminal penalty. MPFS will cooperate fully with law enforcement as part of any investigation.
For more information regarding the Pennsylvania Anti-Hazing Law follow this link: Pennsylvania State Anti-Hazing Law
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