A threat against his mother may have inspired a Bowie State University student, who has been a Maryland Army National Guard member since 2013, to file a $3 million lawsuit against a fraternity.

…Student Kevin Hayes on Monday sued the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity in Prince George’s County Circuit Court for alleged battery/hazing, false imprisonment and gross negligence.

The lawsuit claims APA members Mike Ross, Keenan Goins and others punched, hit, slapped, body slammed and paddled Hayes during the fall of 2013.

Goins was a graduate student and Ross was not a student at the time, according to the lawsuit.

Hayes says he was required to attend five- to eight-hour “sets” during which he would learn chapter and fraternity information. According to the lawsuit, he was physically punished if the information was not done correctly.

The punishments included were Jewel Shockers (side slaps), Back Racks (back slaps), Fat Joes (chest slaps), as well as taking “wood” (paddling), the lawsuit claims.

Pledges were not allowed to wear specific colors and were ordered not to “snitch” about the hazing, the lawsuit includes.

After the hazing period was over, the lawsuit claims that fraternity members threatened Hayes and his mother, saying they would come by her house and see her.

Maryland’s anti-hazing law prohibits putting a student at risk of serious bodily injury for the purpose of initiation.