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Louisiana chapter lands in hot sauce with the law and school officials

The linked newspaper article says that this Louisiana chapter faces not only hazing but a bunch of other mayhem, to wit:

“The eight charges Phi Psi faces at the upcoming panel hearing are: assault and battery, hazing; rioting or inciting to riot; possession or use of firearms or weapons; failure to comply with the official regulation or instruction of the University; consuming or possessing alcoholic beverages; committing an act or attempting to commit an act on campus that would be in violation of city, parish, state or federal law; and attempting to commit any of the listed offenses.

The incident involved a Phi Psi pledge member who allegedly assaulted another University student during a fraternity event.”

Whew! Talk about landing in hot sauce!

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Broken Pledges: The Deadly Rite of Hazing, High School Hazing, Wrongs of Passage and The Hazing Reader. He has written articles or columns on hazing for the Sunday Times of India, Toronto Globe & Mail, Harper's Magazine, Orlando Sentinel, The Chronicle of Higher Education and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His new book is Hazing: Destroying Young Lives from Indiana University Press.

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