Sam Wall

The Radford Police Department has arrested 17 men after an alleged hazing incident that took place Sept. 14 on the 1200 block of Downey Street near the Radford University campus.

RU spokesperson Joe Carpenter confirmed that 15 of them are currently enrolled at the university.

“This alleged activity is abjectly reprehensible and not reflective of our university. The University has been and will continue to cooperate with the police in their investigation,” Carpenter wrote in a release by the university.

According to a Nov. 29 search warrant, Zachary Liberati told police he was invited via text message by a “non-recognized RU fraternity” Pi Kappa Phi to attend a third event as part of the pledging process, along with 15 other potential members.

The search warrant states that, at approximately 8 p.m., the pledges were instructed to consume eight…

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