UCF fraternity brother accused of putting gun barrel to pledge's head
A UCF fraternity has been temporarily suspended after a member was accused of holding a gun barrel to the head of a blindfolded pledge, school documents released this week show.
As pledges lay on the floor blindfolded, an Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity brother leading them “took out a rifle and racked it,’’ an anonymous student complained in a Feb. 9 email to the University of Central Florida Police Department.
“One of the blindfolded pledges made a comment about it not being real,” he wrote. The member then placed the barrel up to the pledge’s head and asked him if he thought it was real, the email stated.
“Racking” is the pumping action that loads and unloads a shell into a shotgun. The email didn’t say whether the gun was real or if it was loaded.