PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. – Six high school students allegedly bound cheerleaders to a tree with duct tape, then dumped syrup and eggs on them as part of a homecoming hazing (search), authorities said.
Port Washington Police Chief Ed Rudolph said the students were cited Tuesday with disorderly conduct (search), which carries a $500 penalty. He said more citations are likely, but he did not expect any students to be criminally charged.
"They duct-taped them to a tree, and there's some reports that they poured syrup on them, broke an egg on them, and then left them in a spot for a while," Rudolph said.
The hazing allegedly happened after Port Washington High School's homecoming bonfire last week, principal Duane Woelfel said. He said five female cheerleaders and a boy, all of whom are freshmen, were hazed.