For every story there are two sides. There are two point of views. There are more players than an outsider will ever realize. I would like to tell you my side of the story. I was the one that brought this whole situation to light. I am not a member of either organizations. I just happened to be at the wrong place at the right time. I came forward with this story a couple weeks ago to members of the administration. Immediately they asked me for details and to bring all evidence to them ASAP. I gathered everything I could and brought it to them on that Wednesday. The minute I turned everything over the officials began working on reviewing all the details. I was assured that everything would be taken care of. I trusted that things would be dealt with in a professional manner. A week later I was called back in and thanked for bringing this to the administration’s attention. Over the course of a week I witnessed multiple Greek leaders brought in and out of the office. None ever left with a smile. I overheard one student, who just hangs out in OSE a lot, say “Not a good time to be Greek”. I laughed it off but I had no idea what he meant. I would like to take time and stop and say that I did not bring this up to trash Greek life or ruin anyone’s life. I just wasn’t raised in a place where stuff like this would fly. So fast forward to last week. I passed by some administrators who again thanked me for doing the right thing. However none of us could know what was about to happen. This whole article has been disastrous. I feel like people blame the administrators for “not responding”, when in reality they have been so proactive it isn’t funny. I didn’t bring this to the Free Press and I do not know who did. All I know is that I whole heartedly disagree with any assertion that these administrators haven’t worked very hard. Between the shooting and this situation they all seem so tense. I do not really know the administration that well, but if I had a better relationship with them I would have told them I was sending this out. Not to get notoriety but instead to set the record straight. This investigation has gone on for more than a month. This isn’t new. No punishment that comes out of it is because of public outcry but instead because of the system the school set up doing their job. They are tied down by legal restrictions and professional ethics. I am not. I am sorry for the damage this has caused to the school’s reputation. My question to those that have brought this to light are why now? Why after a near tragedy? Why not wait a week or two? Regardless the investigation will conclude soon and I have no shame in what I brought to light. Just ashamed of how certain news groups twisted it. Thank you for your time.
Editor’s Note: This story has been under investigation by the McDaniel Free Press for a few weeks. We had a tight deadline for our print issue; it was scheduled to be released on campus on Wednesday regardless of any events that happened this weekend.
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