CANTON -- Seven people were issued criminal summonses by Canton police stemming from a hazing incident that allegedly occurred at 72 Miner St. in early November involving the Zeta Alpha Phi fraternity.
According to WWNY-TV, one student was allegedly branded with the letter Z with a hot coat hanger while another student was repeatedly struck with a paddle, causing severe bruising on the buttocks.
Police said those charged with first-degree hazing included:
Thomas B. Hollister, 19, Hammond; Luke M. Williamson, 20, Greenwood; Cody M. Peterson, 19, Pulaski, Samuel W.R. Monnat, 20, Pulaski; Christopher Masuicca, 19, Pulaski; Camron R. Waiters, 20, Delmarr; and Thomas E. Cahill, 19, Albany.
Students from the fraternity were expelled or suspended from the college and the fraternity was permanently banned following the allegations, according to SUNY Canton college officials.
The defendants are due in Canton Town Court Jan. 22 to answer the charges, officers said.
For more information read our earlier story.