(TargetLiberty.org) – Attending college and joining a fraternity or sorority should be an educational and fun experience that expands not only one’s knowledge but social circle as well. Unfortunately, hazing still happens to those trying to become part of college organizations, and it’s up to the victims of such incidents to speak out. When they do alert authorities, there’s a chance for retaliation. In fact, there was recently a case at the University of Mississippi, where police arrested seven Pi Kappa Alpha members for cyberstalking their accuser.
The person who reported the recent hazing had bleach sprayed into his mouth in 2020 during a hazing incident at the chapter's house.
He reported the 2021 incident after seeing videos & photos of hazing on social media, the 20-year-old's mother said. https://t.co/Uz6NRVbGFT
— Mina Corpuz (@mlcorpuz) December 6, 2021
Lafayette County Justice Court records show police arrested the frat members and released them on bond on December 3. Their harassment charges stem from alleged violent, racist, and anti-semitic emails and text messages to a former fraternity member who said members of the organization hazed him in 2020. The 20-year-old victim reportedly still suffers from physical and mental health issues from the hazing and is seeking $10 million in damages from the fraternity chapter. Injuries in the lawsuit include severe damage to his esophagus resulting from ingesting bleach during the incident.
The Pi Kappa Alpha Gamma Iota chapter was already on probation for other occurrences involving the abuse of other pledges. The accused fraternity members’ next court date is February 28, 2022.
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