Vermont police are investigating allegations of hazing involving the Norwich University women’s rugby team.

Officials recently collected evidence at the private military school after allegations of hazing involving “branding and waterboarding of and by NU students.”

Other allegations include players being held at knifepoint and one who was “branded” by teammates with pliers and a lighter. One victim said she was too intoxicated to argue and wouldn’t have conceded had she been sober.

An investigation is ongoing.

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“Norwich University is subject to federal student privacy laws and other restrictions on what it may disclose,” school spokesperson Daphne Larkin said in a statement. “Sometimes, law enforcement officials become confused about the extent to which we may respond to their requests.

“Norwich University has fully cooperated with the Northfield Police Department in their investigation of the allegations surrounding this incident while ensuring the constitutional rights of our students and employees.”

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