The branding of a sophomore student during a January ski trip in Breckenridge, Colo. has prompted Texas Christian University and Kappa Sigma Fraternity officials to investigate, The New York Daily News reported.
Amon "Chance" Carter IV returned home from a ski trip with Kappa Sigma Fraternity and Tri Delta Sorority members, with second and third degree burns on his buttocks after fraternity brothers used a hot coat hanger to brand him with the mark of their fraternity as well as the mark of the Tri Delta Sorority.
After a night of drinking Carter said he consented to allow his fraternity brothers to finish the Kappa Sigma sign which had been started more than a year ago on a spring break trip.
The branding continued after Carter passed out and he awoke in pain to find an additional mark, that of the Tri Delta Sorority, on his other buttocks. Carter said the additional mark was not consensual.
ABC News reported that the Carter family hired Kathryn Craven, a Fort Worth lawyer, to find answers about what happened that night and to ultimately hold someone accountable for the incident.
An additional view on the incident from KHOU.