Coaches, Students Charged in Teen Hazing

One of the assistant coaches videotaped the incident, police say

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    An alleged student hazing incident caught on tape is putting the spotlight on a Northwest Side high school.
    Tom Cipriani, 47, and Jonathan Manning, 21, are charged with misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor endangering the life of a child. The two men are assistant football coaches at Prosser Career Academy, according to police. 

    Four students either 17 or 18 years old also face charges in the hazing.
    Cipriani and the students are accused of beating a 14-year-old student with belts on school grounds on Oct. 18, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
    Police said Manning videotaped the hazing, resulting in an additional misdemeanor charge.
    Both coaches have been barred from the high school and face discipline. The students also face punishment, the paper reports.