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Summary of Today’s U Kentucky Press conference

Update: I just attended UK press conference with UK police chief and a spokesman. They found hazing was conducted all semester by Farmhouse Fraternity but did not rule criminal hazing as direct cause was found. 2) Many pledges and members had illegal IDS. 3) Lofton’s BAC was 3.54. Other charges and university sanctions may come. Farmhouse was kicked off for 4 years by UK and 7 years by Farmhouse national. Lofton was left alone and intoxicated on a couch while fellow pledges conducted an unsanctioned serenading of sorority women. –Hank Nuwer, 1:06 pm today.

By Hank Nuwer

Hank Nuwer is the Indiana-based author of Hazing: Destroying Young Lives; 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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