LSU issued an apology after the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity made a sign in front of its house referencing the Kent State shooting on May 4, 1970.
The fraternity's sign said "Getting massacred is nothing new to Kent State." The shooting, commonly known as the Kent State Massacre, left four students dead and nine injured when protesters of the Cambodian Incursion were fired upon by Ohio National Guardsmen.
LSU fraternity shows tremendously poor taste, attempts joke, with Kent State Massacre the misguided punchline. pic.twitter.com/m2d5GwNcuR
— Jacques Doucet (@JacquesDoucet) September 15, 2013
"LSU certainly does not condone this insensitive behavior and poor judgment by the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity," the university said in a statement. "LSU officials have spoken with the fraternity and believe that the students now understand the gravity of their actions. The students have issued a formal apology to Kent State University. LSU is also working with local and national DKE leaders in an effort to prevent this type of behavior in the future."
The fraternity could also face punishment by the university. When it apologized to Kent State, it also wrote the apology on a sheet and hung it on the house like the original sign. LSU won the game 45-13.
- Kent State Massacre