Oct 12, 2014 6:28 PM

Vigil staged in town rocked by hazing scandal

The Associated Press

SAYREVILLE, N.J. (AP) Hundreds of people have come out for an anti-bullying rally in a central New Jersey town that's been rocked by allegations of sex-related hazing on its football team that prompted the cancellation of the rest of the season.

Sunday night's rally was being staged in a park across the street from Sayreville War Memorial High School. Organizers say the event is to promote unity and healing within the community and to show support for the victims of bullying.

Participants were given balloons, ribbons, stickers and candles. They were asked to walk around the lake at Kennedy Park and eventually release the balloons or show other forms of support.

Seven students face sex-crime charges stemming from the alleged hazing. District officials said Sunday that all seven have been suspended.


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