Transcript for UVA Cracks Down on Fraternities After Sexual Assault Allegation
We move to the crisis on campus after a very disturbing sexual assault allegation at one of America's most prominent colleges. The university of Virginia. The school is now cracking down on all uva fraternities after an outcry that they failed to respond strongly enough in the first place and ABC's bazi kanani is right there, good morning, bazi. Reporter: Good morning, Paula. A much quieter weekend here on fraternity row, all of the university of Virginia's fraternities suspend as the school's president calls for a criminal investigation and serious change to protect students. Overnight protesters in place of partyers at the university of Virginia's fraternity houses voicing outrage over the school's handling of sexual assault cases. It's been anger that this is happening and a little bit of shame. Reporter: Several angry protests this week sparked by a scathing "Rolling stone" article. An 18-year-old freshman telling the magazine the devastating story of her alleged rape by seven young men at a phi kappa psi father certainty in 2012. These are our students, both the victims and the perpetrators. Reporter: Now the university is taking bolder action suspending all fraternities and their events for the rest of this semester. Its president writing in a statement "We can demand that incidents like those described in "Rolling stone" never happen and that that if they do the responsible are held accountable to the law." The university of Virginia just one of 86 schools nationwide now under federal investigation over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. President Obama launching a task force in may to address alarming rates of sexual assault on American campuses at private and public institutions like dartmouth, princeton and Ohio state university. Here in Virginia, the state's attorney general is appointing a special investigator and governor terry Mcauliffe is calling for a zero tolerance policy to combat campus sexual assault. Paula, Dan.
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