Georgia Tech investigating 'rapebait' email

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech is investigating reports that a fraternity member wrote an email with instructions for "luring rapebait" at parties with the help of alcohol. The email has been widely circulated on Internet sites.

Georgia Tech's Office of Student Integrity is looking into the matter, the school said in a statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/1a6iBMG ).

"Georgia Tech is aware of this incident, and its Office of Student Integrity is currently engaged in an investigation to determine the facts," the university said in a statement.

"Phi Kappa Tau's national office, as well as Tech's student-led Interfraternity Council, are also reviewing the matter to determine whether to take any independent action," the statement said. "The Institute does not condone this type of behavior and continues to provide resources and education designed to create a supportive campus environment for all students, even those who exercise extremely poor judgment."

The Phi Kappa Tau national office in Oxford, Ohio did not respond to the newspaper's requests for additional information on Monday. A representative of the national organization did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Georgia Tech is formally known as the Georgia Institute of Technology.



More Local

MULTIPLE HOMICIDE

Update: BOLO on suspect involved in Saturday night slaying

Update: Thomas Jesse Lee is considered a suspect and is wanted for the murder of five individuals on Saturday night.  On Saturday Janua ... Read More


Violence in Newnan

Map Depicts Gun-Related Incidents In Coweta

In late March 2014, over the span of one week, three people were killed and three injured, due to gun violence in Newnan and Coweta County. ... Read More


‘Newnan Times Past’ makes debut

As part of the celebration of The Newnan Times-Herald’s 150th Birthday, the newspaper is showcasing photographs from years past in a f ... Read More


Cowetan visits Cuba after renewed relations

Last month, a woman from Coweta County got the opportunity to visit Cuba for an entire week and experience the Communist nation that was clo ... Read More


Internet speeds ratcheted up at libraries

Computers at the Coweta County Public Library System get a lot of use – and they are running lots faster these days. Internet speeds h ... Read More

Insurance

House supports bus drivers, cafeteria workers

Members of Georgia’s House of Representatives voiced support for retaining health care benefits for bus drivers and cafeteria workers ... Read More