Kappa Sigma and 23 University Ave. raided by Public Safety

Jenni Whalen

Staff Writer

At around 1 p.m. this afternoon, Public Safety officers set off the fire alarm in Kappa Sigma Fraternity. All fraternity members were instructed to leave the house on the premise that the officers were conducting University searches. The house at 23 University Avenue was also raided in the same fashion.

In addition to Public Safety officers, officers from the Lewisburg Police Department also arrived at the scene with specially trained drug dogs. Kappa Sigma members assume that this raid occurred because officers were searching for illegal substances and drug paraphernalia, although none can be sure because the three-hour search was conducted while the members were cleared out of the house.

“At 1:00 p.m. today, members of the University and local law enforcement searched 23 University Avenue and Kappa Sigma Fraternity based on an ongoing investigation of illicit drug use and seizure of contraband,” dean of students Susan Lantz said in an email sent out to the parents of all residents. “The University is concerned about the health and safety of our students and our community, which is why we decided to investigate further today.”

At this moment in time, no student arrests have been made.

 

Comments

  1. Upset Alumni says:

    I’m disappointed in my alma-matter in conducting random searches on its students. While they are focused on improving “problem” areas in the campus climate report, they are going to go a long way in alienating many loyal alumni who like myself are disappointed in the University’s recent crackdown on Frat Parties and college life instead of working to fix the causes of alcohol induced problems and promoting alternate activities to Greek Parties.

  2. The reporting in this story is blatantly biased against Public Safety and lacks critical primary sources. In news, there should be no assuming.

  3. tracy, the reporter has recorded the brothers’ assumptions. she is not assuming.

    students doing drugs? old news.

    sounds like news from dickinson shmollege…

  4. This search was a complete and utter failure. An unbelievably minuscule amount of marijuana was found (less than a gram).

    Glad to see Bravman and the rest of the Gestapo at least have good information before they conduct raids on their own students…

  5. Bravman and the rest of the Gestapo? Bravman is a very, very good man. Show some respect.

  6. Upset dickinsonian says:

    (((af said:

    tracy, the reporter has recorded the brothers’ assumptions. she is not assuming.

    students doing drugs? old news.

    sounds like news from dickinson shmollege…)))

    WE HERE AT DICKINSON DETEST YOUR LANGUAGE… BTW WE ARE A MORE PRESTIGIOUS COLLEGE, HIGHER RANKED, AND DON’T HAVE OUR CAMPUS PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS DON’T CIA-LIKE RAIDS ON OUR OWN STUDENTS…

  7. It’s a good thing that safety concerns are being addressed and no one was seriously hurt!

  8. A Man of Fact says:

    According to US News and World Report, Bucknell is ranked 29 and Dickinson 47 among liberal arts colleges. Is that a good source of information?

  9. hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

    kappa sig must have been so pissed