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7 arrested after FSU police shut down 'large party' at Alpha Tau Omega fraternity house

Posted at 10:29 AM, Aug 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 10:40:04-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Seven people were arrested after police shut down a "large" open house party at the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity house on Sunday.

According to an arrest report, the Florida State University Police Department responded to the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity house in the 700 block of West Pensacola Street.

The report notes that the fraternity was recently sanctioned and disbanded by the university, though several members still lived in the house.

According to FSU's Interfraternity Council (IFC) Scorecard, the fraternity was ordered to cease operations and has lost recognition on campus for five years after being charged in five incidents involving hazing, physical violence, possession of alcohol, alcohol or drugs present at new member activities and failure to comply in Spring 2020.

The report also noted that the house was the venue of "numerous parties" in recent days.

While on scene, officers stopped two women with alcohol who police suspected were underage. The women both confirmed that they were underage and said that they had gotten the drinks from inside the house.

After speaking with the women, the report says authorities made the decision to shut the party down as an open house party.

Once the party dispersed, documents say seven residents of the house were identified as Nicholas Colavito, Alex Haley Jr., Riley Larkin, Marco Selva, Kyle O’Connor, Carter Campbell and Prescot Nelson.

All seven were charged for hosting an open house party where minors were allowed to drink alcohol.