Dozens of arrest warrants for New Hampshire fraternity members for hazing

Dozens of arrest warrants for New Hampshire fraternity members for hazing

Dozens of arrest warrants for New Hampshire fraternity members for hazing

Arrest warrants have been issued for 46 members of a fraternity at the University of New Hampshire for alleged hazing of students.

Officials say hazing took place at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon home at an April 13 event for new members of the fraternity.

Police in the city of Durham, New Hampshire, issued arrest warrants on Tuesday and 10 people were arrested on Friday. Those arrested have been charged with hazing, a felony, which carries a fine of up to $1,200.

The university has now suspended the fraternity, which was reported to the school by the national organization.

Authorities have not released details about what allegedly happened at the party, but began their investigation on April 18 after receiving information from the university.

“We cooperated with police throughout the investigation and the fraternity was temporarily suspended pending the outcome of the police investigation,” the university said in a statement.

“Sigma Alpha Epsilon condemns all hazing and misconduct that does not represent the fraternity’s values ​​as defined by our creed, The True Gentleman,” the fraternity’s national organization, which has 12,000 members, said in a statement.

The Strafford County law firm said several students had turned themselves in, while others had already left the area after classes for the school year ended, according to NBC Boston.

It comes as three members of the Michigan State University fraternity have been charged with the November 2021 hazing of a student who was found unconscious and covered in vomit in a basement.

Phat Nguyen died of acute alcohol consumption after attending an off-campus party in East Lansing, Michigan, at the home of the now-disbanded Pi Alpha Phi fraternity.

Ethan Tin Cao, Andrew Hoang Nguyen and Hoang John Huu Pham have each been charged with one felony of hazing resulting in death and three felony counts of hazing resulting in bodily harm, according to court records.

They can face up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 if convicted. All three are released on $5,000 bonds.

In another much-discussed hazing incident, new surveillance footage of a University of Missouri fraternity party that left a student with permanent brain damage shows him being fed a tube of beer before passing out unconscious on a couch.

Danny Santulli, 19, was forced to drink a bottle of Tito’s vodka and beer in the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity during the “Pledge Dad Reveal Night” in October 2021, in video obtained by Good morning America.

Mr. Santulli is led through the house by other shirtless brothers before the drinking event begins.