GAINESVILLE, Fla. – The University of Florida is closing a fraternity after allegations that its members hurled drunken insults and spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City Beach resort.
The school said Tuesday that Zeta Beta Tau fraternity's closing is effective immediately. It comes a week after the school suspended the fraternity and expelled three of its members after finding they had behaved inappropriately.
The school previously said it's charging the fraternity with obscene behavior, public intoxication, theft, causing physical or other harm, and damage to property.
The situation occurred while the fraternity and veterans with the Warrior Beach Retreat were at the Laketown Wharf Resort last weekend. The veterans were there for an annual retreat meant to honor their service, and the fraternity had a social function.