By Isabelle Roberts
COLUMBIA, MO (KMIZ)
On Monday, Thomas Schultz is due in court for his involvement in the Danny Santulli hazing incident that occurred in October 2021.
This comes as Danny’s Law has been introduced in the Missouri House of Representatives. Sponsored by Rep. Travis Smith, Danny’s Law amends the current hazing offense to prevent someone from being convicted if someone needs medical attention due to a hazing incident, and if you’re the first person to call 911, you would not be charged with criminal hazing.
The bill also clarifies that anyone who administers medical aid to the victim is also immune from prosecution.
David Bianchi, who represents the Santulli family, also drafted and passed legislation similar to Danny’s Law in Florida.
“The purpose of these hazing law changes is to encourage members of the fraternity to call 911 when someone is in serious trouble because of hazing.” He said.
Shultz is due in court Monday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m., for criminal hazing and tampering with evidence.
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