20 Charged in Texas State Hazing Allegations

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    Texas State University

    Authorities have arrested 20 Texas State students on hazing charges after allegations that underage students were blindfolded, stripped to their underwear and forced to drink alcohol.

    Arrest affidavits show Sigma Nu fraternity leaders told members of the Zeta Tau Alpha sorority to gather prospective fraternity members Sept. 12.

    The Austin American-Statesman reports that the affidavits state that pledges were taken to an apartment garage, where they were forced to drink alcohol to be accepted into the fraternity.

    There were no major injuries.

    A spokesman for the fraternity's national chapter said it is awaiting additional information.

    Ten fraternity and 10 sorority members were charged with Class B misdemeanors. An attorney who represents several of them said the event was not an official fraternity event and the students weren't pledges.