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Suspended Fraternity May Have Color-Coded Date Rape Targets

Tau Kappa Epsilon at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee threw a party where female guests' hands were marked with a color-coded X. Three women with a red X may have been given drinks with a date rape drug.

Last updated on July 3, 2018, at 12:54 p.m. ET

Posted on September 20, 2014, at 3:36 p.m. ET

WISN / Via wisn.com

Police are investigating Tau Kappa Epsilon at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee after four people showed signs of being given a date rape drug at a frat party last week.

Three women were hospitalized after becoming severely intoxicated and having memory lapses after drinking at the Tau Kappa Epsilon house. They were all found to have a red X on their hands, the Journal Sentinel reported. A man with a black X on his hand was also taken to a hospital; he had been drinking from cups given to a female friend marked with a red X.

After interviewing several partygoers, police found that they received a black or red X when they entered, the Journal Sentinel reported. Several people said some shots of vodka looked cloudy, and that drinks were mixed underneath the bar, out of view.

One woman said a fraternity member got upset with her when she tried to mix her own drink.

University representatives said the fraternity was suspended while the investigation continued.

Today UWM suspended the TKE fraternity on an interim basis while police conduct their investigation. Safety of our students is our (1/2)

UW-Milwaukee@UWM

Today UWM suspended the TKE fraternity on an interim basis while police conduct their investigation. Safety of our students is our (1/2)

6:38 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Number one priority. Our police are aggressively pursuing this investigation to determine what happened & who may have been involved. (2/2)

UW-Milwaukee@UWM

Number one priority. Our police are aggressively pursuing this investigation to determine what happened & who may have been involved. (2/2)

6:39 PM - 18 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

One student has been arrested, but he has not yet been charged, WISN reported.

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