LSU Police are investigating fraternity hazing allegations

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – LSU Police are investigating two alleged hazing incidents.

According to LSU PD, Phi Kappa Psi and Kappa Sigma are under investigation after someone reported the allegations through an online reporting system.

LSU Police say, fraternity members used an online system to report the alleged crimes.

LSU’s Director of Media Relations, Ernie Ballard said, that after a hazing incident killed 18-year-old Maxwell Gruver, the university changed its organizational policies, hoping to prevent things like this from happening.

“We want to do a full investigation and there will be consequences whether that be criminal consequences with misdemeanors or felonies or if it’s disciplinary consequences through the university where you’re either suspended or at worse case for students, be expelled from the university” said Ballard.

The reports show allegations of aggravated battery.

Student Jalen Hinton says these things could be serious and it’s time to change the Greek life culture.

“A few years ago, obviously someone died on campus when it came to this. People were harmed on campus so if the breaking point is not now, then when honestly?” said Hinton.

It’s unclear how many students were involved and the seriousness of the reported injuries.

Hinton says, this should serve as a warning, think before doing.

“Don’t just join something strictly because of an image, because it looks cool. Do the research of the philosophy of your founders, what they created this for. Also, beyond research make sure that you are living up to the expectations of your founders.”

LSU says they take all allegations seriously and the both incidents are under investigation.

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