2 NYC students get 2 years in hazing of fellow JROTC cadets

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MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) - Prosecutors say two New York City high school students have been sentenced to two years in a hazing assault on fellow Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets in a New Jersey hotel.

The Burlington County prosecutor's office said the defendants, whose names weren't released because they are juveniles, pleaded guilty earlier this month to aggravated assault, aggravated hazing and hazing.

Prosecutors said the two Francis Lewis High School students assaulted other cadets at the Hilton Garden Inn on an overnight trip to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst for a JROTC competition in April 2018.

Prosecutors said one cadet was burned on his buttocks with a hot iron and subjected to other abuse, and another cadet in the room was mistreated and two in another room were forced "to engage in humiliating conduct."

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