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UMass Fraternity Charged After Student Got Alcohol Poisoning

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A fraternity at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been indicted about a year after a student suffered alcohol poisoning.

The Northwestern district attorney's office says the Theta Mu chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was charged this week with hazing and procuring alcohol for a minor. Office spokeswoman Mary Carey tells the Boston Globe the charges come after a fall 2017 incident in which a student was hospitalized with alcohol poisoning.

Activities at the chapter were suspended after the incident. A university spokesman says UMass officials will now look into whether the chapter violated the Code of Student Conduct.

The national Pi Kappa Alpha organization said in a statement Sunday night that the Theta Mu chapter has been "administratively suspended.'' The organization called the charges "greatly concerning.''

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