Two men face misdemeanor hazing charges for branding fraternity pledges at a New Hampshire college with a World War II bayonet, the Concord Monitor reports. Authorities began investigating the hazing after four students sought burn treatment at New England College's infirmary. Six of the seven pledges involved had 7-inch burn marks across their chests, and one had burns on his buttocks.
"We're trying to be fundamentally fair" in the charges, said the Henniker, NH, police chief, who is expecting one more suspect to turn himself in. "This tradition goes back at least a couple of decades."