LSU may have clobbered Kent State on the football field Saturday, but it's what happened off the field that some say made LSU look like the losing school.The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity hung a bannerMore >
LSU may have clobbered Kent State on the football field Saturday, but it's what happened off the field that some say made LSU look like the losing school.More >
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -
LSU's Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity are facing possible punishment after posting
a banner mocking the 1970 Kent State University massacre.
A banner was
hung from the house on Dalrymple Drive that read, "Getting massacred is
nothing new to Kent State."
did write an apology to KSU indicating its actions were a poor attempt at
humor. Students said the group has always hung questionable banners.
previous weekend when LSU played the University of Alabama - Birmingham, the
fraternity hung a banner making light of the chemical gas attack in Syria. That
banner read, "LSU vs. UAB It's gonna be a gas. Syriasly."
Last year, there
was a sign that read: "Like the Batman premiere, we're starting off with a
bang!" The sign referred to the shooting at a Colorado movie theater where
12 people were killed.
following the trial of a Florida woman acquitted of murdering her child, there
was a sign hung from the fraternity house that read: "The only winner from
Florida is Casey Anthony."
officials with the university issued the following statement:
certainly does not condone this insensitive behavior and poor judgment by the Delta
Kappa Epsilon fraternity. LSU officials have spoken with the fraternity and
believe that the students now understand the gravity of their actions. The
students have issued a formal apology to Kent State University. LSU is
also working with local and national DKE leaders in an effort to prevent this
type of behavior in the future."
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