The Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity is now banned permanently from Arkansas Tech's campus The university is still deciding whether to suspend or expel the suspect in this case. But more, he could face up to 6 years in prison for what he allegedly did to a pledge.
"It doesn't look good for us," said student Casey Phillips.
Despite a bright and bustling first day of classes at Arkansas Tech University, some say a cloud's been cast by one fraternity member.
"Hazing is dumb, it really is," Phillips said.
Hazing, officials say, nearly cost Deshaun Scoggins his life last April. The only pledge for the three member Kappa Alpha Psi chapter, prosecutor's say Scoggins became a victim at the hands of his future fraternity brother: Deonte Bradley.
Bradley was arrested Tuesday for initiation activities some say went way too far.
"This was not teasing, or taunting, this was a physical act that left a student in a very, very serious condition," said Susie Nicholson, a Vice-President with Tech.
Wednesday, we obtained a copy of an affidavit detailing what prosecutors say happened.
April 21, 2012: Scoggins says he was with several men, including Bradley, at an apartment.
They made him put a hooded sweatshirt over his eyes and got him into a car.
As they were driving around, Scoggins told prosecutors Bradley kept telling him he loved him.
Eventually, the affidavit said the men ended up at a home off Verona Avenue in Russellville. That's where Scoggins, prosecutors say,was brutally beaten- repeatedly hit with wooden paddles and canes.
He told police he knew it was an initiation, but didn't know the beating would be so severe.
"That's ridiculous that's barbaric, you if my fraternity had told me they were doing that, I'd say no because there's no point in that, it's ridiculous" Phillips said.
Scoggins suffered liver failure, had fluid in his lungs and was in a coma for a week, hospitalized for much longer.
The community is relieved he's recovering.
Tech officials say they took swift action.
"We will not tolerate hazing on campus. Anyone that's found to be involved in hazing will be dealt with on our campus," said Nicholson.
Some students we spoke with hope Bradley will be expelled and possibly sent to prison.
"He should be criminally prosecuted, we don't have acceptance here at Tech for that," said Brianne Campbell, another Tech student.
Police are still looking for three of the men involved. They aren't Tech students, we're told, but could be members of the same fraternity at other campuses around Arkansas.
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