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COLFAX, N.D. (AP) — Some parents and other residents of the Richland 44 School District are circulating petitions to try to recall three school board members, in the wake of a hazing investigation.

The Daily News reports that the board members targeted aren’t up for election this year, while four others are. Petition organizers hope to replace the majority of the board by voting in new members in June.

Member Derek Beito says the group believes the current board isn’t responsive enough to the public.

Richland County authorities in February referred five boys to juvenile court for their roles in alleged hazing in the boys locker room. Counts against them include felonious restraint, terrorizing, hazing and sexual assault. The board earlier this month put the school superintendent on paid leave.


Information from: Wahpeton Daily News,