UO Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Sort of Apologizes for "Mt. Shasta National Park" Destruction

The saga of the mayhem at Slaughterhouse Island continues.

Yesterday, we brought you the tragic tale of the carnage left behind at Shasta Lake after an estimated 1,000 people raged on Slaughterhouse Island over the weekend and then left, abandoning over 90 tents and so much gear and trash that the U.S. Forest Service is still cleaning up.

In a suspicious twist, some of the detritus bore the logos of the University of Oregon and a fraternity that operates there: Lambda Chi Alpha.

In response, "The Men of Lambda Chi Alpha, Zeta Omicron Zeta Chapter" have issued a statement, saying that "the individuals who committed the destruction to Mt. Shasta National Park recently seen on social media" do not uphold their values of "Loyalty, Duty, Respect, Service & Stewardship, Honor, Integrity, and Personal Courage."

Quick geography aside: Mount Shasta National Park is unfortunately not a place. Mount Shasta, the very large mountain, and Shasta Lake, the lake near which the mass abandonment of expensive stuff took place, are both part of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

Lambda Chi Alpha goes on not to take responsibility for the havoc wreaked on Slaughterhouse Island, saying, "Though it is not known who all was involved at this time, we find this situation to be absolutely unacceptable."

But still, they do apologize, first generally: "On behalf of any of our members involved, the UO Zeta Omicron Zeta Chapter would like to extend our deepest apologies for any destruction of Lake Shasta resort and the surrounding environment."

And then more specifically: "We apologize to the entire Fraternity and Sorority Life Community at the UO and our university."

Here is there full official statement:

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