LSU Police investigating possible hazing death

LSU Police investigating possible hazing death

Alexander, who stresses that details of the case are still evolving, says that "pledging and all social activities on and off campus" have been suspended and that school authorities "are investigating this matter with the utmost seriousness".

"We are investigating this matter with the utmost seriousness...as we have continually warned hazing is risky, irresponsible and unacceptable", Alexander contended. Coroner William "Beau" Clark said the autopsy procedures were a combination of comprehensive toxicology and histological testing, which can take up to four weeks to complete. All fraternity activities are suspended until the cause of death is determined. According to WBRZ-TV, Gruver was from Roswell, Georgia.

Hazing incidents across the country have claimed lives of innocent students.

A statement issued Friday by LSU and East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore said Gruver's parents didn't want to be contacted by reporters or make a public statement about their son's death.

While Alexander on Thursday emphasized the circumstances of Gruver's death are still under investigation by LSU Police, he said "hazing is unsafe, irresponsible and unacceptable, and it will not be tolerated at LSU, period".

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"We're committed to investigating this situation thoroughly".

Phi Delta Theta, which was founded in 1848 and now has 183 chapters across the United States and Canada, became the largest fraternity to implement an alcohol-free housing policy starting in 2000. He also called the teenager's death "tragic and untimely", according to NBC11.

The fraternity did not have any registered or scheduled events with the school on September 13, the night before Gruver died, officials said.

Just past year, LSU officials put the fraternity Lambda Chi Alpha on probation after two new members were sent to the hospital in the spring, KATC reported. It was founded on campus in 1938, according to LSU's Division of Student Affairs.

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