Marion youth charged in connection with hazing incident

Jun 16, 2022

A 20-year-old University of New Hampshire student from Marion is among nearly 50 fraternity members arrested in connection with an alleged hazing incident, Durham, N.H. Police reported.

Tucker Guard , 20, of Marion and 45 other members of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity have been charged with student hazing in connection with an incident at the fraternity’s chapter house April 13, police said.

On April 18, according to Durham police, university representatives notified police of an event held at the fraternity’s chapter house, located at 28 Madbury Road, Durham, involving new members of the fraternity. 

Durham Police investigated the allegations and determined there was probable cause that the crime of student hazing had occurred, police reported. 

No specific details of the alleged hazing have been released. 

Student hazing is a class B misdemeanor punishable by up to a $1,200 fine when brought against an individual. 

Student hazing charges were also filed against the fraternity chapter. When brought against an organization, student hazing is punishable by a fine of up to $20,000.

The students will be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. July 13 at the 7th Circuit Court Dover District Division. 

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon New  Hampshire Beta chapter is a recognized organization with the fraternity and sorority life  program at the University of New Hampshire.