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Police have issued arrest warrants charging 46 fraternity members on the University of New Hampshire with student hazing stemming from an occasion in April.
The allegations are directed at members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity’s New Hampshire Beta Chapter, Durham police mentioned Friday in a information launch.
Police mentioned they investigated the allegations involving new members of the fraternity on the SAE chapter home on April 13.
The warrants had been issued June 7. Student hazing is a misdemeanor.
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A UNH spokesperson mentioned Friday the college was made conscious of the incident by the fraternity’s nationwide headquarters, and instantly notified the native police.
“We have cooperated with police all through the investigation and the fraternity was interim suspended pending the result of the police investigation,” Erika Mantz mentioned in a press release Friday. “We take any allegation of hazing very critically, and now that the police investigation is full, we will probably be initiating a proper conduct course of.”
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The nationwide fraternity group mentioned it paused its investigation after the police began their very own, and that it’s cooperating with native authorities.
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“Sigma Alpha Epsilon denounces all acts of hazing and misconduct that don’t symbolize the Fraternity’s values outlined by our creed, The True Gentleman,” Dave Pascarella, supervisor of communications, mentioned in a press release.