Five University of Alabama Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity Members Arrested Following Alleged Ice Bucket Hazing
Five Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity members at the University of Alabama were arrested yesterday on charges of hazing.They were booked into the Tuscaloosa County Jail, and their bond was set at $1,000.
al.com reports that fraternity pledges had burns on their feet after allegedly being made to stand in buckets of ice and salt.
Those arrested include:
- 21 year old Colter K. Anderson of Dallas,TX
- 21 year old John Patrick Buckley of Houston, TX
- 20 year old Hunter Lee Wagner of Huntsville
- 20 year old Richard E. Malkwater of Huntsville
- 20 year old Mark Allen Powers of Athens
School spokesman Chris Bryant tells al.com that Powers is facing one charge of hazing while the others are each charged with three counts of hazing. The students will face further sanctions from the University:
Hazing is a Class C misdemeanor. In addition to the arrests, Bryant said the students have also been placed on interim sanctions by UA and are being referred to UA's Office of Student Conduct. School officials didn't specify the interim sanctions.
"The University of Alabama will not tolerate hazing and takes allegations and incidents of hazing very seriously,'' Dean of Students Tim Hebson said in a prepared statement. "Students who are the victims of, or who become aware of, hazing incidents are strongly encouraged to bring these incidents to our attention."
UA, together with Phi Gamma Delta International Fraternity, has placed interim sanctions on the chapter. The sanctions include no social events and no new member activities, Bryant said.
source: 5 UA Phi Gam fraternity members jailed on hazing charges, al.com