STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The shuttered Penn State fraternity where a pledge suffered severe injuries during a night of drinking and hazing is suing the school, arguing the university banned it as a way to obtain the real estate. Penn State banned the Beta Theta Pi chapter in March 2017, after the death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza of Lebanon, New Jersey.
The corporation that owns the Beta Theta Pi house sued the school in federal court on Friday, accusing Penn State of scapegoating it for the university’s wider drinking and partying culture.READ MORE: Republican Nomination For Pennsylvania U.S. Senate Race Uncertain As Thousands Of Mail-In Votes Still Being Counted5 People Shot Near Temple University, Philadelphia Police Say
The fraternity corporation says university officials didn’t follow proper procedures in banning Beta Theta Pi.
About two dozen members of the fraternity were charged criminally, with most resolved with guilty pleas to alcohol or hazing charges, or entry into a diversion program.MORE NEWS: President Biden Invokes Defense Production Act For Baby Formula Shortage
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