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Hartwick student sues school over fraternity hazing
ONEONTA, N.Y. (AP) - A student who claims he was spanked and locked up in a fraternity hazing is suing Hartwick College in Oneonta over the ordeal.
Brooklyn resident Michael Warren filed the lawsuit in Brooklyn Supreme Court. He's seeking damages from the college, a fraternity house and some members of the Alpha Delta Omega fraternity.
According to the Daily News, Warren claims he was hit with a wooden paddle and confined for hours in a bathroom where he was kept awake by loud music and strobe lights. His lawyer claims Warren was traumatized.
The school didn't return a call seeking comment. A number for the fraternity wasn't working, and the organization is no longer listed on the school website.
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