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<img src="http://www.bullshido.net/images-misc/frat-party1970.jpg" align=left height=200 width=150 ><b>FRAT PARTIES TAKE A VIOLENT TURN</b>
<i>Editor's note: Here’s a story being reported by the Associated Press today and if you have a student who attends college, this will be one of interest.</i>
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - Three violent attacks involving University of Alabama fraternities over a single weekend - leaving one UA student in acoma from a stab wound to head - has prompted the university to requireevery UA fraternity to hire a security guard for parties. The unrelatedattacks occurred in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 11 outside
three fraternity houses. "These are our students, and we are certainly
concerned about them," said Dean of Students Thomas Strong. "These houses
are managed by the Greek corporations, but it's a partnership with the
The guards must be trained in security or be off-duty police officers and
must be approved by UA, and guest lists at parties will be strictly
enforced, Strong said. Most fraternities did not already have hired
security, while all sororities did, he said.
Richard "Kirk" Wilder of Signal Mountain, Tenn., has been in a come at UAB
Hospital after being stabbed in the head outside the Sigma Nu fraternity
between 1:30 a.m. and 2 a.m. Sept. 11. Wilder, 21, was helping escort two
men outside who came into the party uninvited when the stabbing occurred,
his mother, Kathy Wilder, told the Tuscaloosa News.
One of the suspects was caught the following Monday night in Missouri and
is now at the Tuscaloosa County Jail. Authorities were still searching for
the other suspect Sunday.
Across campus, Barrett H. Sanders, a UA student from Atlanta, was punched
and kicked outside the Pi Kappa Alpha house at 1:30 a.m. The beating
amounted to second-degree assault, according to a police report. Sanders
was treated and released the following day from DCH Hospital.
Seth Aaron Michaelson, a University of Mississippi student from Baton
Rouge, La., was assaulted 10 minutes earlier outside the Theta Chi house,
Fraternity presidents say their members were not involved in the attacks.
UA police Capt. Lee Harris said more university police officers patrol
campus on the weekends, but there's always a possibility that an intruder
could come in. Besides police, older students, trained by the university,
monitor campus parties and report violations to police. Each "party
monitor" is responsible for three or four parties, he said.
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