New Hampshire police mentioned Friday they’ve issued arrest warrants for 46 members of a single faculty fraternity on account of a doable hazing incident earlier this 12 months.
Particulars on the alleged incident are sparse, however it’s suspected to have taken place on April 13 on the College of New Hampshire’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter home, which was holding an occasion.
Durham Police Deputy Chief David Holmstock mentioned college officers notified the division of the potential crimes on April 18 and “decided there was possible trigger” that hazing occurred. The occasion had concerned “new members of the fraternity,” Holmstock mentioned.
The arrest warrants had been issued Tuesday for every particular person plus the fraternity chapter. In New Hampshire, hazing by people is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by a effective of as much as $1,200; for a corporation it’s punishable by a effective of as much as $20,000.
A college spokesperson instructed NBC Information that the establishment was initially made conscious of the incident by the fraternity’s nationwide headquarters, and the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter has since been suspended.
As of late Friday afternoon, not less than 10 of the scholars had already been processed and launched, in line with native information station WMUR. They’re reportedly due in court docket subsequent month.