A federal judge says he won't lift the suspension of two suburban Chicago high school students accused of participating in a violent hazing ritual.
The two 18-year-old women had been hoping for a temporary restraining order. They say they were suspended without due process. And they deny taking part in any of the offensive behavior videotaped on May 4, when seniors covered junior girls with mud, paint, feces and garbage in front of a cheering crowd.
Thirty-one students at the upscale high school have been suspended, and 15 have been charged with battery.
The school board has told the students they can graduate on time if they don't fight expulsion or try to exploit the situation with a book or movie deal.
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