Several members of the varsity cheer leading squad at Morton Ranch High School in Katy, TX were charged as adults with hazing, a Class B misdemeanor that could bring a maximum six-month jail sentence and a $2,000 fine upon conviction. Helen Eriksen, Brian Rogers & Allan Turner, Morton Ranch cheerleaders indicted in hazing, Hous. Chron., Nov. 20, 2008.
Criminal hazing was the subject of a 2002 Houston Law Review article – Scott R. Rosner & R. Brian Crow, Institutional Liability for Hazing in Interscholastic Sports, 39 Hous. L. Rev. 275 (2002). The article was mentioned in media coverage of the event. Above the Law, Grand Jury Overreaction Indictment of the Day: ‘Mean Girls’ Get No Love In Texas.