RYE– Westchester County Police say they have arrested three Rye teenagers and charged them with Hazing in the 1st degree, Assault in the 2nd degree, a felony, and Unlawful Imprisonment following a joint investigation by the County and City of Rye police departments.
Police say several teens were forced into a car in front of the Rye Public Library and then driven to the Marshlands Conservancy. Two victims were then “paddled” multiple times with a large piece of wood. One of the boys sought treatment at a local hospital for his injuries.
The report theLoop received from County police says the incident is apparently part of a ritual involving Rye High School juniors and eighth-graders who will become freshmen at the school in the fall.
The three youths, ages 16, 17 and 17, were arraigned Monday night in Rye City Court and released.
The investigation into the incident is continuing.