Catholic officials denounce video, actions of alum of Dallas school

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March 11, 2015

SAE house on University of Oklahoma campus in Norman pictured

The Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity house is seen at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma, March 9. A graduate of Jesuit College Preparatory School in Dallas has been identified as one of the students leading a racist chant on a party bus. (CNS photo/ Heide Brandes, Reuters)

DALLAS (CNS) — Dallas Catholic officials quickly denounced the now infamous viral video that captured University of Oklahoma fraternity members in a racist chant, saying that the action of a recent Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas graduate seen in the video was “vile and repulsive.”

The actions and reactions since the making of the video and its release have been swift, with the University of Oklahoma in Norman severing its ties with the local Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and ordering its house shuttered. The national SAE fraternity also severed its ties with the local group and the university expelled two students who led the chants on the video, with officials saying others could face appropriate disciplinary actions.

Rallies and prayer vigils were held on campus, and there wide condemnation across the country over the students’ behavior. There’s been an apology from one student and from the family of another, both from Dallas, for their participation and actions in the video.

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