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UF Hazing Report Could Change Student Attitudes
It's a culture of silence... the investigation into a hazing incident in the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity at the University of Florida is ongoing.
The UF Police Department says the hazing happened at various locations on and off campus.
It happened weeks ago, but the person only came forward on Saturday.
The UF Interim Vice President for Student Affairs said whoever it was that went to police is helping to undo the mindset that hazing is a historic part of Greek life.
UF VP of Student Affairs Dave Kratzer said, "Whatever happened in the past in our culture a hundred years ago or whenever this was... today is a different day. There is no room for hazing, there is no room for individuals to mistreat each other...plus it is a violation of state law."
The fraternity has been put on an interim suspension until the investigation is complete.
The hazing did result in physical harm.
Firefighters Warn Against Controlled Burns
Don't burn. That's at least one firefighter's plea to North Central Florida permit holders looking to do controlled burns.
Yesterday afternoon, an Archer grass fire threatened cars, trucks, farm equipment and half a dozen homes.
Around 2 pm a neighbor's "controlled" five acre burn quickly got out of control.
Five foot tall flames ran across 20 acres of grassy field.
Dry conditions are killing the grass turning it into the equivalent of lighter fluid that just needs a spark to ignite.