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At least 12 involved in alleged hazing say officials

University of Southern Mississippi officials said Thursday at least a dozen coeds may have been victims of last week's alleged hazing incident that sent two female students to the hospital.

A sophomore from Waveland remains hospitalized with alcohol poisioning as a result of an on campus party at the Kappa Sigma fraternity house. The student's mother said her daughter is in septic shock and has an enlarged liver.

According to published reports, the girl and other coeds were at a little sister initiation party at the Kappa Sigma house. The party also included current fraternity little sisters. The mother of the hospitalized student said participants tilted the victims heads back and poured in whiskey and vodka.

The waveland student was found lying on the side of the road and taken to the hospital where her alcohol content was .47 - more than five times the legal limit.

University Police Chief Bob Hopkins said interviews should be completed today, and a decision will be made on how many students may face disciplinary action, including criminal charges.

It is not known if the disciplinary action will include Greek organizations.

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