A Chicago judge yesterday refused to block the suspension of a Glenbrook North High School senior girl in the nationally publicized May 4 hazing incident. The judge asked an attorney for Glenbrook if she would be “undermining the authority of the school board” by lifting the suspension of Marnie Holz. “Exactly,” replied school board attorney Lawrence Weiner, said the Chicago Sun-Times.
Two other girls sought similar court orders yesterday, but agreed to delay their hearings while trying to work out a compromise with the school board. Some 32 seniors are accused of abusing junior girls in an annual ritual revolving around a powder puff football game.
Weiner said Holz can be seen in videos rubbing excrement on the junior girls. But her attorney, Larry Kaplan, said Holz was “pouring and gently applying non-offensive substances . . . tantamount to a harmless cafeteria food fight.”