BROCKPORT, N.Y. — College at Brockport campus police say more than a dozen people were detained for questioning in an ongoing investigation into possible hazing and drug activity.
A search warrant was executed late Wednesday night at a home on Monroe Avenue, near the college's campus.
Police held a press conference on Thursday to provide an update on the investigation.
"The big thing is, you're not here for a press conference for somebody that got killed," said Lt. Mark Cuzzupoli of the Brockport village police. "We're trying to be proactive here with what we're doing, and we feel what we did last night was a step in the right direction."
Police say several items were confiscated but would not specify what those items are.
College officials says those detained are part of an unrecognized fraternity that calls itself "The Delts."
Officials say the Zeta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Phi national fraternity was revoked by the National Fraternity's Grand Council and shut down by Brockport college in 2001.
It's not clear exactly what the hazing accusations are at this point, but police say this investigation has been ongoing for months.
"For the students' safety here tonight, with everything going on in the world right now with hazing, we take it very seriously here at the college," said Daniel Vasile, Chief of University Police at Brockport. "There could be not only charges, but student code of conduct violations as well."
No arrests have been announced at this point.
The college at Brockport released a statement saying in part, "We regularly educate and warn students and their parents of the dangers associated with such unrecognized groups and will continue to do so. We have zero tolerance for this group’s behavior."
Campus police say about a dozen people, consisting of college students and non-students, were taken into custody and that everyone inside the home was cooperative.