Washington University suspended a student and permanently banned a fraternity after finding an AR-15 in the frat, according to a Wednesday report.
The St. Louis, Mo., school permanently banned its Phi Delta Theta chapter and suspended the kid upon discovering the firearm on frat-house grounds, which violates university policy, according to local KSDK.
“This is a very serious violation of university policy that put at risk members of our university community,” Washington University said in a statement to the school community. “Effective immediately, the university has temporarily suspended the student involved pending completion of formal adjudication. Although there was no immediate threat; we took necessary and appropriately swift and decisive action to maintain the safety of all members of our community.”
The school also found a handgun in a car parked close to the frat house.
Washington University had previously suspended its Phi Delta Theta chapter in 2017, following the report of a possible hazing incident.
“Based on unrelated violations of a previous temporary suspension, the university has informed members of Phi Delta Theta that the fraternity now is permanently suspended,” the college said. “The university has asked all members of the fraternity to vacate the house immediately.”
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Phi Delta Theta’s national chapter for comment but received none in time for press.
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