Miami University fraternity members charged with hazing, assault


APPEAR IN COURT. THE DELTA TAU DELTA NAME NOW
REMOVED FROM THE FRONT OF THIS
HOUSE ON TALLAWANDA STREET. THE FRAT HOUSE EMPTY
NOW 18 DELTA TAU DELTA
FRATERNITY BROTHERS FACE
MISDEMEANOR ASSAULT AND HAZING
CHARGES.>>AT THE END OF THE DAY YOU
HAVE TO SEND A MESSAGE THAT THIS
ISN’T GOING TO BE TOLERATED AND
I THINK ITS GOOD FOR OTH
STUDENTS TO SEE IT. KARIN: THE CHARGES STEM FROM AN
INCIDENT HERE LAST MARCH DURING
THE FRATERNITIES BIG-LITTLE
REVEAL.>>YOU MIGHT HAVE TO DO SOME
THINGS YOU DON’T WANT TO DO WHEN
YOU’RE A PLEDGE. I FEEL LIKE THAT’S JUST
SOMETHING YOU KNOW ABOUT FRATS
GOING INTO IT. KARI ACCORDING TO AN
INVESTIGATIVE REPORT RELEASED BY
MIAMI UNIVERSITY THE EVE
CROSSED THE LINE. THE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT CALLED
IT BRUTAL AND DEPLORABLE, AMONG
THE WORST KIND OF HAZING
POSSIBLE. A VICTIM SAID HE WAS
BLIND-FOLDED ALONG WITH 24 OTHER
PLEDGES AND LEAD TO A WAR ROOM. HE CLAIMED HE WAS THROWN TO THE
GROUND WHILE BLINDFOLDED, HAD
BEER SPIT ON HIS FACE AND WA
FORCED TO DO PUSHUPS WHILE BEING
KICKED
THE VICTIM WENT TO SAY 7 MEN HIT HIM WITH A PADDLE THAT HAD
SPIKES AND GROOVES AND AT LEAST
ONE HIT HIM WITH HIS PANTS DOWN
BECAUSE QUOTE IT’S TRADITIO
THE TEEN SAID QUOTE, I COULD N
LEAVE EVEN WHEN I REQUESTED. EVENTUALLY HE TOLD SOMEONE,
POSSIBLY WHILE AT A DIFFERENT
LOCATION, CALL 911 I FEEL LIKE
I’M GOING TO DIE. THE PLEDGE SAID HE SPENT ROUGHLY
7 HOURS IN THE HOSPITAL WITH
BLOOD ALCOHOL CONTENT OF .231,
NEARLY THREE TIMES THE LEGAL
LIMIT. NOW THOSE ACCUSED OF BEING
INVOLVED WILL HAVE THEIR DAY IN
COURT.>>I SUPPOSE GIVEN A HARSH
PUNISHEMNET MIGHT BE WELL WORTH
— PUNISHMENT MIGHT BE WELL
WORTH IT FROM STOPPING IT FROM
HAPPENING AGAIN. KARI MIAMI JUST RELEASED A
STATEMENT SAYING
THIS IS A SERIOUS AND PIVITOL
MOMENT FOR MIAMI’S GREEK
COMMUNITY. WE HOPE IT WILL RALLY OUR CAMPUS
TO WORK TOGETHER AND END HAZING
AND ALCOHOL ABUSE. THE MEN CHARGED WILL HAVE TO
APPEAR IN AREA ONE COURT HERE IN
OXFORD BUT ARRAIGNMENT DATES
HAVE NOT BEEN SET. LIVE IN OXFORD, KARIN JOHNSON,
WLWT N

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