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University suspends frat

on March 31, 2013 2:50 AM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania university has suspended the operations and activities of a fraternity while allegations involving images “of a sexual nature” are being investigated.

Carnegie Mellon University said in a statement Friday that the national fraternity organization had also suspended the Beta Theta Pi chapter.

Officials said a student notified them about alleged videos and pictures “of a sexual nature” taken in the fraternity house on the Pittsburgh campus and emailed to other members.

President Jared Cohon said in a statement that he’s not presuming guilt but is “shocked and deeply disappointed” by the allegations.

University police are investigating and have sought help from outside law enforcement.

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