The Lebanon County District Attorney announced on Monday, November 14, 2011, that, after a lengthy investigation, three students would be charged for their conduct during a football team hazing incident. The incident occurred in the summer at Trinity High School's football camp. Trinity High School is located in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. The three juveniles are all facing charges of open lewdness. On July 19, 2011, the Trinity High School football team was at Lebanon Valley College for a training camp. It was at this camp that three of the older members of the team decided to haze five of the younger members of the team. The hazing involved the nudity of the older members of the team. When the coaches learned of the hazing, the coaches reported it to the school and the police. In the aftermath, the three students were removed from the school and other players and members of the coaching staff received unspecified punishments.At the time, questions were raised as to how this was allowed to happen. For one thing, although the coaches had done a bed check and were in the building with the students, the students were otherwise allowed to be alone. The incident took place over a 45 minute period. School officials felt that it was unacceptable that the students were left alone for so long when seven coaches were involved in the camp.Open lewdness, in Pennsylvania, is a third degree misdemeanor. Third degree misdemeanors are generally punishable by up to one year in jail and a fine. Open lewdness can also fall under the crime of unlawful conduct with a minor. Unlawful conduct with a minor is an offense that qualifies for registration under the Pennsylvania version of Megan's Law. Since the individuals are not being charged with unlawful conduct with a minor and are being charged as juveniles, they will not be facing that potential penalty.In recent years, hazing has seemingly become more of a problem. It is not isolated to Trinity High School. While good natured hazing may not be harmful, as hazing escalates it may cross the line and become damaging or illegal. In the worst instances it can both destroy the individual being hazed and potentially lead to legal troubles that may restrict the future of the individual doing the hazing.Note: This article was written by a Yahoo! contributor. Sign up here to start publishing your own sports content.