Tue September 17, 2013
LSU Frat Apologizes For Sign Mocking Kent State Shootings
The Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity at Louisiana State University is apologizing for mocking the Kent State University shootings of 1970.
The fraternity says a sign posted outside of its house that reads "getting massacred is nothing new to Kent State" was a poor attempt at humor. The sign was posted before the Kent State football team played Louisiana State last Saturday night. KSU spokesperson Eric Mansfield and these KSU students say it's not a laughing matter.
Mansfield says the frat members are invited to visit the Kent State campus to get educated on the May 4th, 1970 shootings. Four students protesting the Vietnam war were killed by Ohio National Guard troops and nine students were wounded. The fraternity was the subject of headlines last year for a sign posted after the Aurora, Colorado shootings that read "Like The Batman Premiere, We're Starting Off With A Bang!" The fraternity has also posted signs making inappropriate jokes about other schools the LSU football team has played.