No charges will be filed in branding of TCU student

BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. -- Breckenridge authorities say a Texas Christian University student who suffered burns when his peers branded his buttocks participated in the act willingly and no charges will be filed.

Authorities said Thursday that they made the decision not to pursue charges after reviewing statements from Amon Carter IV and a dozen TCU students.

The Summit Daily News reports that Carter had Greek symbols from his fraternity and a sorority branded on his buttocks Jan. 8 during a trip to Breckenridge and needed surgery after suffering second- and third-degree burns.

Investigators say what happened was not part of a fraternity initiation because Carter was already a group member. Carter is the great-grandson of Amon G. Carter Sr., who founded the Star-Telegram.