University of Florida fraternity expels its three members due to their misbehaviour

Laurence Bolotin

On Friday, a University of Florida fraternity ousted three of its members following allegations that they spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City resort. According to Zeta Beta Tau Executive Director Laurence Bolotin, the three members were expelled by the group after finding that they had behaved wrongly.

Bolotin said that he feels bad over the actions of their members, which ruined the special event and they misbehaved with the respect of military and their families. The incident took place last weekend when the fraternity and veterans with the Warrior Beach Retreat were at the Laketown Wharf Resort.

According to Linda Cope, founder of the warrior group, the frat members were drunk and they behaved rudely with the veterans and stole their flags. University of Florida President Kent Fuchs said that the behaviour was intolerable and requires a complete investigation.

Fuchs said that the school is trying hard to learn what happened and take required decisions. According to university spokeswoman Janine Sikes, probation indicates that the organization faces additional consequences if it is found to have violated the probation requirements. According to The Sun, last week, Zeta Beta Tau members from the University of Florida and Emory University in Georgia were attending their spring formals at the resort.

Zeta Beta Tau also posted a statement to its website and critisized the frat members' misbehavior. According to the statement, "While the details of their actions are still under investigation, there is no doubt that some of our members engaged in ugly and unacceptable behaviour. Their actions have no place in ZBT or anywhere, and they will not be tolerated".

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