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Officers investigating allegations of people still in TKE house


The IU chapter of Tau Kappa Epsilon will be suspended until 2021. Matthieu Picard Buy Photos

When IU Police Department Lt. Nick Lewis pulled over a gray Honda Civic early Friday morning, he noticed something strange — all five men in the car said they had been drinking at Tau Kappa Epsilon.

All members of TKE were supposed to move out of the house in February, IU spokesperson Chuck Carney said.

“No one should be in that house,” he said.

Lewis and IUPD Sgt. Kyle Moulden questioned each of the five individually who all had the same story.

They would not indicate who invited them to the house. They said there was not a party, they were just drinking. 

The driver of the car was sober. All five passengers were underage.

Six IUPD patrol officers met in a parking lot to discuss next steps. Moulden decided all six should go out to the TKE house.

He said last time they were called to the house since the suspension some people ran away, and he wanted to avoid that happening again.

Lewis knocked on TKE’s front door around 2:15 a.m., but no one answered. 

Lights were on in the house, but many of its windows were boarded up. Officers walked around the back and tried all of the doors. Everything was locked.

Moulden said IUPD will investigate this further.

The TKE national chapter did not immediately respond to request for comment.

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