UVA Omega Psi Phi Under Investigation for Hazing

University police are looking into an alleged hazing incident that left a pledge with fractured ribs. 

Posted: 08/30/2012 11:58 AM EDT

Police at the University of Virginia are investigating the school’s chapter of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity over alleged hazing practices that may have left one student with fractured ribs.

According to The Daily Progress, a search warrant obtained by the paper shows that university police were tipped off by a secret source, who gave information that led to one officer witnessing hazing in progress. The Daily Progress writes:

“The officer saw four shirtless males, one fully clothed male and two females at the designated meeting place. The warrant says that one of the shirtless men was facing away from the fully clothed male, and was standing with his arms raised.

“The fully clothed male was hitting the shirtless male simultaneously on each side of his torso area,” the warrant reads. According to the document, the beating lasted for about 30 seconds.

The informant told police that pledging members of the fraternity had visible bruises, and that one member may have fractured ribs as a result of an earlier incident, according to the warrant.”

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