Cops: High School Students Force Wrestler To Strip Naked On Camera
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MINT HILL, N.C. (CBS Charlotte) – Two Rocky River High School students have been accused of hazing a 15-year-old student last month, allegedly forcing the student to completely undress against his will as the scene was being filmed.
Adam Mourdi, 18, and Isiah Akins, 17, were arrested Wednesday for an alleged hazing incident following a Nov. 16 wrestling practice that has just now come to light.
According to Mint Hill police, the incident took place after wrestling practice in the boy’s locker room at Rocky River High School. After the practice, Mourdi and Akins allegedly pulled a 15-year-old student into the bathroom and forced him to completely undress. He told police that another student was filming the incident.
Mourdi and Akins have been charged with hazing and false imprisonment, according to a Mint Hill police news release.
Though it is unclear as to whether Mourdi or Akins was on the wrestling team, their Facebook profiles seem to indicate they were a part of the wrestling team. Mourdi lists the high school’s wrestling team on the activities and interests section of his Facebook page. On Dec. 10, Akins posted an apology on the Facebook wall of the Rocky River Ravens Wrestling group.
“I just wanted to take some time and say that im (sic) really sorry guys,” he posted. “I let myself down and more importantly I let yall (the team) down. I really screwed up, but the funny thing about life is it throws you some curve balls from time to time, and this time I got thrown one.”
The administrator of the page also posted a message Wednesday that indirectly addressed the situation and the current state of the team.
“When things are bad, we take comfort in the thought that they could always get worse,” the post stated. “And when they are, we find hope in the thought that things are so bad they have to get better. Keep your heads up, Rocky River wrestlers…things will get better.”
With the victim being a juvenile, additional information about the case was not made available, police said.
Mint Hill Police Lt. J.K. Rowell told CBS Charlotte that the investigation is now closed.