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New lawsuit filed against Virginia Tech after student suspended for suspected hazing

Another former cadet has filed a lawsuit against Virginia Tech over being suspended in connection with a blood-pinning ceremony.
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BLACKSBURG, Va. — Another former cadet has filed a lawsuit against Virginia Tech over being suspended in connection with a blood-pinning ceremony. 

The Roanoke Times reports the lawsuit filed Wednesday in federal court alleges the university violated the due process rights of Christopher J. Dana when it disciplined him following a student conduct hearing on hazing. 

In April, three Virginia Tech students sued over the same issue. 

A dozen cadets were found to have violated the school’s hazing policy in December and suspended over allegations that the military organization held a ceremony where the sharp ends of military pins were stabbed into the chests of underclassmen. 

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