Summons issued in lawsuit alleging hazing at VMI

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WFXR)– Summons have been issued for the eight defendants named in a lawsuit alleging hazing and other troubling behavior at Virginia Military Institute.

A former cadet identified as “John Doe” is suing the school saying he experienced physical and emotional injuries from the alleged hazing.

VMI officials say they will fight the lawsuit in court, and that cadets and staff are trained to prevent and report hazing.

The Board of Visitors, superintendent of VMI Bindford Peay III, Commandant of Cadets William J. Wanovich, as well as five cadets are named in the suit.

Those served have forty-five days after a summons is issued to respond.

Defendants also have the option to file for an extension or an appeal.

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