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December-17-96

Second Citadel Cadet Suspended, Two Female Cadets Move Off Campus

The Citadel has suspended a second cadet in an incident involving the hazing of two female cadets. The charges of hazing include that one woman was thrown up against a wall and hit in the head with a rifle, while another woman's clothes were sprayed with nail polish and set on fire. Five other male cadets have been relieved of military duty pending an investigation. Due to security concerns, the two women will live off campus during finals week and wear civilian clothes. While on campus, they are restricted to the computer lab, the library and their classrooms. The women's lawyers had wanted them transferred to an infirmary on campus, but the school said no space existed there for them. Paul Gibson, a lawyer for the women's families commented that keeping the women off campus, away from training and without the ability to wear uniform was unfair.

Media Resources: The Washington Post and USA Today - December 17, 1996