Student in Racist Frat Video Sorry for ‘Horrible Mistake’

TIME

A student who appeared in a video showing racist chanting by SAE fraternity members at the University of Oklahoma issued an apology Tuesday for his “horrible mistake.”

Parker Rice, reportedly one of the two students expelled by the university’s president Tuesday, said he was “deeply sorry” for his role in the events portrayed in the video. “It was wrong and reckless. I made a horrible mistake by joining into the singing and encouraging others to do the same,” he wrote in a lengthy statement first published in the Dallas Morning News. “On Monday, I withdrew from the university, and sadly, at this moment our family is not able to be in our home because of threatening calls as well as frightening talk on social media.”

The statement continues: “I know everyone wants to know why or how this happened. I admit it likely was fueled by alcohol consumed at…

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