Executive Director of Zeta Beta Tau International, Laurence Bolotin stated that the three UF students belonging to their fraternity who were found to be involved in the this incident have been expelled from their chapter and further actions will be taken if found to be necessary.
“We are committed to fully addressing the events that took place, and will be hiring an independent investigator to help us gather all of the facts,” Bolotin said in a statement made from their website. “Short-term, we are actively working with the resort, with the Presidents of both universities and with the local police to fully understand the events that took place.”
Bolotin further states that ZBT has a zero tolerance policy in regards to such behavior and they are insuring that further disciplining of any members involved will take place. He went on to apologize for the behavior of the students;
“We also look forward to working with our members to make amends for this disgraceful situation by identifying opportunities to serve those who have done so much to serve us,” Bolotin said.
The actions from the fraternity were spurned by the recent debacle involving three students who disrespected a group of military veterans by spitting on them and stealing their flags at a Panama City Beach resort last weekend.
Patrick James has worked as a firefighter/EMT for several services throughout the years, as well as a custom metal fabricator, certified personal trainer and chef.
Growing up in the rural suburbs of Detroit, it was during his frequent trips to Northern Michigan where he learned of his love for hunting and fishing. Spending several of his adult years in upstate South Carolina, his love of extreme sports took root in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains as he learned to rock climb and kayak.
“Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear and vanish into air.” ~ John Quincy Adams