Criminal Hazing

(WKYC) — Six University of Akron students are facing hazing and assault charges.

They’re all members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., and warrants for their arrests were issued Thursday in connection to an allegedly violent initiation incident.

The reported hazing started back in January while the victim was pledging Alpha Phi Alpha, and university police received an anonymous tip.

According to the report, the 21-year-old victim is a University of Akron student who was beaten so badly with a paddle, he was admitted to EMH Elyria Medical Center. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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