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Hazed Bowie State student sues frat for $3 million

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The university fraternity system is once again under fire after Kevin Hayes, a student at Maryland-based Bowie State University, sued the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity for $3 million claiming he was hazed during his pledging process, according to a report from NBC Washington.

Hayes alleges he was beaten on a daily basis between September and December of last year. "[They said] it makes you stronger," he said. "They said, 'If you tell, you're a snitch.' "

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Those convicted can be sentenced for up to six months and be fined $500 under the Maryland anti-hazing law.

In a statement, the university said it has "a stringent anti-hazing policy that is coupled with a strong anti-hazing education program." The statement said the university considers hazing to be "indefensible and contrary to the interest of the university community."

Alpha Phi Alpha did not immediately respond to CNBC's request for comment.

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Read NBC Washington's full article here.