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Georgia Tech will investigate e-mail


ATLANTA — Georgia Tech is investigating reports that a fraternity member wrote an e-mail with instructions for “luring rapebait” at parties with the help of alcohol. The e-mail has been widely circulated on Internet sites.

Georgia Tech’s Office
of Student Integrity is looking into the matter, the school said in a statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“Phi Kappa Tau’s national office, as well as Tech’s student-led Interfraternity Council, are also reviewing the matter to determine whether to take any independent action,” the statement said.

The Phi Kappa Tau national office in Oxford, Ohio did not respond to the newspaper’s requests for additional information on Monday. A representative of the national organization did not immediately return a call from The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Ex-worker pleads guilty in breach

COLUMBIA — A former employee at South Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services has pleaded guilty in connection with a breach of data from the agency.

Attorney General Alan Wilson says 38-year-old Christopher Lykes Jr. pleaded guilty in Richland County on Tuesday to four counts of willful examination of private records by a public employee and one count of criminal conspiracy.

Lykes was indicted in February. Authorities say the agency project manager compiled more than 228,000 Medicaid patients’ personal information on a spreadsheet and sent it to his private e-mail.

Lykes faces up to 25 years in prison when he is sentenced later.

Teen has surgery after dog attack

ATLANTA — The father of an Atlanta high school student attacked by dogs on his school campus says his son is undergoing reconstructive surgery to repair gashes to his face.

Azarius Lowe, 16, is in so much pain that he had to be sedated at Grady Memorial Hospital, his father Arthur Steverson told WSB-TV.

The student was bitten by dogs on a campus ball field Monday afternoon at The New Schools at Carver, Atlanta Public Schools officials said.

Fulton County Animal Control officials say two rottweilers attacked the boy. The attack prompted a brief lockdown of the school.




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