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BU fraternity in hazing incident shut down

April 12, 2012
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BOSTON—The national leadership of a Boston University fraternity under investigation for hazing has shut down the local chapter.

Alpha Epsilon Pi's board of directors in a unanimous vote Tuesday decided to shut down the 30-member Boston University chapter a day after five students were found in an off-campus apartment, wearing only underwear, bound at the wrists with duct tape, and covered with flour, honey, hot sauce and other condiments. Police say the students were shivering and appeared distressed.

Boston police have charged 14 members with hazing and assault and battery.

The Boston Globe (http://b.globe.com/IittL6) reports that the national fraternity says the actions of the BU chapter "do not reflect our fraternity's values or principles of brotherhood."

A BU spokesman says the fraternity was unsanctioned and the students face school disciplinary action.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.boston.com/globe

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