Personal Hazing Offense

Texas Penal Code: Subchapter F. Hazing

§37.152.  Personal Hazing Offense.

(a)  A person commits an offense if the person:

(1)  engages in hazing;

(2)  solicits, encourages, directs, aids, or attempts to aid another in engaging in hazing;

(3)  recklessly permits hazing to occur; or

(4)  has firsthand knowledge of the planning of a specific hazing incident involving a student in an educational institution, or has firsthand knowledge that a specific hazing incident has occurred, and knowingly fails to report that knowledge in writing to the dean of students or other appropriate official of the institution.

(b)  The offense of failing to report is a Class B misdemeanor.

(c)  Any other offense under this section that does not cause serious bodily injury to another is a Class B misdemeanor.

(d)  Any other offense under this section that causes serious bodily injury to another is a Class A misdemeanor.

(e)  Any other offense under this section that causes the death of another is a state jail felony.

(f)  Except if an offense causes the death of a student, in sentencing a person convicted of an offense under this section, the court may require the person to perform community service, subject to the same conditions imposed on a person placed on community supervision under Section 11, Article 42.12, Code of Criminal Procedure, for an appropriate period of time in lieu of confinement in county jail or in lieu of a part of the time the person is sentenced to confinement in county jail.

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