HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - Northern Kentucky University
administrators have suspended the school's chapter of Delta Sigma
Theta Sorority Inc. for hazing its pledges.
Three students were subjected to "repeated and severe
paddling," school officials said in a statement released Friday.
They sought medical treatment for injuries including blistering,
infections and fractures.
The alleged incidents happened over several days in the first
week of March at an off-campus house.
NKU said it first become aware of the incidents March 9 when the
mother of a student complained. The students believed they were
taking part in a traditional initiation ritual to become sorority
members, according to a news release.
Highland Heights police are expected to charge four current NKU
students and two former students with fourth-degree assault, The
Kentucky Enquirer reports.
NKU administrators have identified the four students from
Cincinnati and Louisville accused of hazing and said they face