- Associated Press - Friday, April 24, 2015

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A Johnson & Wales University student is suing a fraternity chapter at the Rhode Island school and several of its members on allegations he was subjected to brutal hazing last fall that included being beaten with wooden paddles and having his skin burned by cigarettes.

The Providence Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1HycNkQ ) that Terrance Bennett of New York is suing Tau Kappa Epsilon and the members in state court in Providence for alleged negligence and recklessness. He says he spent nearly a month in a hospital and needed surgery to remove necrotized flesh and skin grafts.

Providence police say they investigated but Bennett didn’t want to press charges.

The university has revoked the fraternity chapter’s rights and privileges, and the chapter has been closed by the national Tau Kappa Epsilon organization.


Information from: The Providence Journal, https://www.providencejournal.com

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