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Sorority at NKU under investigation for hazing

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HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, KY (FOX19)-- University and City Officials is investigating a series of alleged hazing-related assaults that occurred off the campus of Northern Kentucky University.

The incidents took place between March 1st through the 8th and happened off-campus at a private residence in Highland Heights. On Sunday, March 8 three victims were treated for medical injuries ranging from a slight fracture and blistering to blistering and infection.

NKU found out about the incident on March 9th, when the mother of one of the victims called the university. The victims say they were involved in an initiation process to become members of the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

Since the incident was reported, a comprehensive investigation had been ongoing and the national organization, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., is cooperating with the authorities. The organization states that it does not condone such conduct. Officials say that the students were subjected to repeated and severe paddling over several days.

Charges are tentatively scheduled to be filed this weekend against four students and two former students with fourth Degree Assault. The four students will faces disciplinary action from the school. The NKU chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has also been placed on interim suspension pending the investigation of the incident.

The NKU University police department and the Dean of Students Office is working with the Highland Heights Police in this incident.

NKU says that the university has zero tolerance for hazing. Any NKU student or student organization involved in this type of behavior will face university disciplinary sanctions.

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