Downfall episode 5: The Lawsuits

The victim and family are suing for $10 million dollars in the alleged Hamilton High School hazing case.

Police have recommended charges against former Hamilton High School football coach Steve Belles, as well as the school principal and the athletic director.

A number of victims lawyered up and filed lawsuits -- six so far.

When the Chandler School Board held its first meeting after news of the charging recommendations broke, the turnout was disappointing. At the time district officials refused to do more than what they were already doing, saying no charges had officially been filed.

In Episode 5, we take a look at a massive document dump, showing the lengths parents went to let the school know about the alleged hazing. Those documents include emails directly from the parents to school officials, explaining in graphic detail the “initiation” process. 

Warning: Listener discretion is advised. Some podcast episodes may contain graphic details.

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