TCU Interfraternity Council President Arrested

Police cite 11 for alcohol violations at off-campus party

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    Fort Worth Police Department
    Casey Tounget, 21, was booked into the Fort Worth jail about 1:00 a.m. Friday.

    The night after a much-publicized drug sweep, the president of TCU’s Interfraternity Council was arrested on a charge of furnishing alcohol to minors after police got a 911 call about someone “chasing another person with a blowtorch” at an off-campus party.

    Casey Tounget, 21, was booked into the Fort Worth jail about 1 a.m. Friday.

    Eleven people -- apparently minors -- were cited for alcohol violations.

    According to a police report, officers were called about 11:30 p.m. Thursday to the 3500 block of Rogers Ave., which is three blocks south of campus.

    “Call details stated a person with a blowtorch was chasing another person attempting to set them on fire,” an officer wrote in the report.

    Fort Worth police Sgt. Pedro Criado said Saturday that officers were not able to locate a blowtorch when they arrived.

    Criado also said he did not know if the others at the party were TCU students.

    TCU’s website identifies Tounget as president of the Interfraternity Council.

    The IFC “serves as the governing body for the ten national fraternities on campus,” the website says.

    Tounget’s Facebook page says he is a business major from Austin.

    He did not immediately respond to a message seeking comment.

    TCU fraternity members were among those arrested in the drug bust, but administrators have said they don’t believe the fraternities as a whole were involved.

    TCU released a statement Saturday about the alcohol incident.

    "It is unfortunate that some of our students behaved in this manner, especially so close on the heels of Wednesday's events," the statement said. "We believe the vast majority of our students make wise choices and the few who don't must learn to be like the majority who do."