Fraternity hazing victim doesn’t want anyone charged

Charges filed in Wilmington College hazing incident. (Photo/Wilmington News Journal)
Charges filed in Wilmington College hazing incident. (Photo/Wilmington News Journal)

WILMINGTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Some of the students involved in a fraternity hazing at Wilmington College are from the Miami Valley.

14 people are charged, including four from the Dayton area.

The hazing occurred in October 2013 at the Gamma Phi Gamma House on Fife Avenue.

Wilmington Police say a pledge was seriously hurt and required surgery.

Court records indicate that the victim, Tyler Lawrence, was hurt when he was struck with a towel fashioned as a weapon.

Police made the arrests this week following a lengthy investigation.

Lawrence says he doesn’t think anyone should be charged.

” I don’t necessarily think it was hazing. They are my brothers, I love all of them. We’re all really close we’re friends,” said Lawrence.

Wilmington College expelled Gamma Phi Gamma.

The fraternity won’t be able to re-apply to return to campus for five years. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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