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Two Penn State fraternities are under police investigation after an argument between ‘many members’

Two Penn State fraternities are under police investigation after an argument between ‘many members’ at gathering of ‘over 100 students’

  • Police are investigating the Acacia and Delta Chi fraternities at Penn State  
  • Authorities said several members were involved in an argument on Saturday 
  • Incident occurred at Acacia fraternity house where 100 students were gathered  
  • The argument ended with one Delta Chi member allegedly throwing an object at the Acacia members; police said they detained that member  
  • Police said charges are pending. They may include citations for violating county’s coronavirus order, which restricts gatherings to 10 people or fewer

Two fraternities at Pennsylvania State University are under police investigation after members were reportedly involved in an altercation at a gathering of ‘more than 100 students’ over the weekend. 

State College police were called to the Acacia fraternity house at 234 Locust Lane after reports were made about a ‘disturbance’ outside the house on Saturday. 

Officers responded to the altercation between ‘many members’ of Acacia and Delta Chi fraternities around 4pm. 

According to the Centre County Report, there were more than 100 students at a gathering when a fight broke out between the groups. 

Two fraternities at Pennsylvania State University are under police investigation after several members were reportedly involved in an altercation at a gathering of ‘more than 100 students’ over the weekend. Police are seen responding to the incident on Saturday 

State College police were called to the Acacia fraternity house at 234 Locust Lane after reports were made about a 'disturbance' outside the house on Saturday

State College police were called to the Acacia fraternity house at 234 Locust Lane after reports were made about a ‘disturbance’ outside the house on Saturday

According to a police statement, one Delta Chi member was detained for allegedly throwing an unspecified object at members of the Acacia fraternity.  

According to a police statement, several Delta Chi members then interfered with the investigation.   

The statement didn’t mention how many people were involved.  

Images from the scene showed officers speaking with members of the fraternities as several others stood outside the fraternity house.   

Police said charges are pending. Some charges may include citations for violating coronavirus restrictions that limit in-person gatherings to 10 or fewer people. 

Centre County, where the school is located, has reported more than 5,000 cases of COVID-19.   

A DailyMail.com request for more information to college police was not immediately returned on Tuesday morning. Police at the scene of the incident on Saturday

A DailyMail.com request for more information to college police was not immediately returned on Tuesday morning. Police at the scene of the incident on Saturday 

It’s unclear what exactly led up to the argument and police are still investigating. 

A DailyMail.com request for more information to college police was not immediately returned on Tuesday morning. 

Both Acacia and Delta Chi are collegiate social fraternities and have chapters across the US. 

As of Tuesday morning, Penn State officials have not issued any disciplinary action against either fraternity.  

But a Penn State spokesperson told the DailyMail.com that the University’s office of Student Conduct will receive copies of any citations issued by State College police and ‘will then engage with those students or organization through to determine if there was a violation of the student Code of Conduct’. 

‘Any sanctions levied by the University would be commensurate with the severity of the violation. Sanctions range depending on the actions in question and the circumstances surrounding them,’ the statement reads. 

‘In severe cases, sanctions could jeopardize a student’s normal academic progress and connection to the University.’ 

Police are asking for the public to come forward with any information about the argument and call 234-7150 or email [email protected]

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