Radford University investigation into alleged goat mistreatment has concluded

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RADFORD, Va. (WDBJ7) Radford’s goat mistreatment investigation was concluded on Wednesday, according to a university relations representative.

The university determined that no violation of the university’s student conduct standards was proven, Joe Carpenter of University Relations wrote in a statement to WDBJ7. Radford concluded that one or more students purchased and had custody of the goat in question, on or around the dates that the allegations were brought to the university’s attention. Current ownership, location and well-being of the goat weren’t able to be determined.

Radford learned of the possible animal abuse on Dec. 4. The next day, four fraternities were suspended over the goat mistreatment allegations including Delta Chi, Sigma Pi, Pi Lambda Phi and Alpha Sigma. On Dec. 6, Pi Lambda Phi posted a statement on its Facebook page that fraternity members posed for pictures with the goat, but that the goat wasn’t mistreated.

On Dec. 22, Radford lifted its suspensions on Delta Chi, Sigma Pi and Pi Lambda Phi. The remaining suspension of Alpha Sigma Phi was lifted on Tuesday.