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LSU Suspends All Greek Life Festivities After Freshman Dies In Possible Hazing Incident

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Rob Shimshock Education Reporter

Louisiana State University (LSU) suspended “all Greek activities” after a student was found dead in a possible alcohol-related hazing incident.

LSU is investigating the death of freshman Maxwell Gruver, according to New York Daily News. The national chapter of Phi Delta Theta, the LSU fraternity implicated in the investigation, suspended LSU’s chapter.

“We are investigating this matter with the utmost seriousness,” said F. King Alexander, LSU’s president, in a statement obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation. “As we have continually warned, hazing is dangerous and unacceptable. It will not be tolerated at LSU. Period.”

Alexander reported no knowledge of arrests pertaining to the incident and said that a Friday autopsy was scheduled, according to New York Daily News.

Gruver died at a Baton Rouge hospital after being taken there for a “medical emergency.” The fraternity called his passing “heartbreaking.”

“In the middle of football season, that’s gonna be detrimental to everything, but if we can’t stop hazing, what else is there to do?” said student Sean Tran to WAFB.

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