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Hopkins University apologizes after potential student drugging at fraternity event

Posted at 12:59 PM, Nov 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-05 14:50:59-04

BALTIMORE — Johns Hopkins University is apologizing for their initial response to a potential student drugging incident, during a fraternity event last weekend.

In response, security issued a campus-wide alert that included safety tips, which apparently did not go over well at the university.

Some on campus reportedly felt the message implied the victim could've prevented the situation and was partly to blame.

"This was a mistake on our part, and we apologize," the university said in a statement issued Friday. "The type of conduct that was alleged—intentional drugging without consent—is illegal and abhorrent. A person subjected to such a crime is never at fault."

According to the university, the alleged drugging happened at an event associated with Sigma Phi Epsilon.

So far, no accusations of sexual misconduct or assault have been tied to the incident.

The fraternity has since been ordered not to hold any future social activities or events, pending the outcome of an investigation.

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