Ex-Student Sentenced in Ill. Hazing Case
Sep. 13, 2003
SKOKIE, Ill. (AP) _ A 17-year-old was sentenced Friday to 80 hours of community service for her role in a violent high school hazing incident that was caught on videotape.
A judge found Maria Troyanovsky guilty of misdemeanor battery after the former senior at Glenbrook North High School did not dispute the facts of the case, said Jerry Lawrence, spokesman for the Cook County prosecutor.
The hazing gained worldwide attention after it was shown repeatedly on news programs. Videotapes showed junior girls being covered with mud, paint, feces and garbage as onlookers, some hoisting beer cups, cheered.
Troyanovsky also was ordered to undergo drug and alcohol evaluation.
She was one of more than a dozen teens charged with misdemeanor battery after the incident. At least five others have been sentenced in the case.
Two parents have been accused of providing alcohol to minors or providing a place for the teens to drink.
Troyanovsky declined to comment on her sentencing.