Police: Pledges burned, hazed at since-closed fraternity

Police: Pledges burned, hazed at since-closed fraternity

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - A police report shows pledges at a Texas Christian University fraternity underwent hazing that included being burnt with lighters, blindfolded and locked in closets.
  
The report obtained by Fort Worth television station KXAS says some young men pledging Delta Tau Delta also were forced to mimic sex acts and were burnt by matches they held while reciting the Greek alphabet.
  
A student reported the hazing to a campus administrator, who notified campus police the same day. Police dropped their investigation when none of the pledges would press charges.
  
Delta Tau Delta's national headquarters closed the local chapter last month amid the allegations.
  
Other Delta Tau Delta chapters have recently been closed or suspended, including at Penn State, where a pledge was found unconscious in the street and hospitalized in September.
  
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Information from: KXAS-TV, http://www.nbcdfw.com

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1/5/2018 11:59:25 AM 
 

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