Cal Poly Fraternity Members Suspected of Hazing

By: Wallin & Klarich

After a new member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity was injured with second degree burns during a bonfire ceremony, 9 members have been suspended while 45 other members have been put on probation. Though the injury itself was not caused by direct hazing, university officials believe that hazing was a factor because new members were blindfolded during the ceremony and the victim was refused immediate medical attention.

The case has been referred to the Los Angeles County and San Bernardino County district attorney’s office. The San Bernardino County has not yet responded as to whether they will press charges, but the Los Angeles County has already reported that it does not seek to press charges against the fraternity members.

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